Four Mile Canyon Fire Update

Update provided by Huerfano County OEM at 12:15 a.m. on June 2

Summary of Fire

A wildfire is burning in Huerfano County approximately 10 miles west of I-25 in the Blackhawk Subdivision on the NW side of Four Mile Canyon Road.
The fire was reported to the Huerfano County Dispatch on Sunday, June 01, 2014 at approximately 12:39 p.m.

Size-up Information

  • 15 acres burned
  • 50 percent contained. 
  • A CODE RED call was sent out to approximately 74 residents in the Blackhawk area and will be in effect throughout the night. 
  • One home remains threatened. 
  • The winds have decreased and humidity is expected to increase, which will aid in fire suppression.
  • Elevation: approximately 7,300 ft.
  • Cause: Undetermined at this time.
  • Kind of Fuels: Pinion, Ponderosa Pine, Oak Brush.
  • Jurisdiction: Huerfano County
  • Cooperating Agencies: Huerfano County Fire Protection, LaVeta, Gardner, Spanish Peaks Bon Carbo, Purgatore Fire and Rescue and Stonewall Fire protection,
  • Canon City, Juniper Valley Hotshot Crew, Huerfano County Road and Bridge.
  • Management Strategies: Structure protection, cut fire lines, Huerfano County Road and Bridge Dozer on scene.
  • Resources Committed: 5 engines are expected to return Monday morning along with the Juniper Valley Hot Shot crew and Huerfano County Road and Bridge.
  • Remarks: All firefighters from Huerfano County were utilized during the first 8 hrs. of this fire. 3 firefighters from Rye Fire Protection were on stand by at the Huerfano County Fire Department to respond to any other calls that may have come in during this incident.

UPDATE: Four Mile Canyon Fire June 2, 2014 12:15 a.m. Contact: Lori Cordova, Public Information Officer 401 Main St. Ste. 101- Walsenburg, CO. 81089 (719) 989-9046 (Media Contact # only)