Update provided by Huerfano County OEM at 12:15 a.m. on June 2
Summary of FireA 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.
- 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) firstname.lastname@example.org