Colorado Daily Status Report: October 17, 2016

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Activation Level: Level III

Current Disasters/Large Incidents
Incident NameJunkins Fire
Incident Start DateOctober 17, 2016
Location/CountyCuster County
Acres~ 2,500 Acres
Containment0% Containment
EvacuationsEvacuations in progress with 130 homes under mandatory evacuation and 140 homes in pre-evacuation.
Fatalities/InjuriesNone reported
ShelterRye Middle School and Valley Bible
Large animal sheltering at Draper’s Ranch and small animal shelter at Custer County Fairgrounds.
Structures LostNot reported.
ResourcesLocal Emergency Response, 2 DHSEM Regional Field Managers, 1 DFPC Fire Management Officer, MMA
FundingDFPC evaluating Emergency Fire Fund (EFF)
Information SourcesCuster County OEMFacebook

Incident NameFreeman Fire
Incident Start DateOctober 15, 2016
Location/CountyOn Federal land near Ruedi Reservoir, Eagle/Pitkin County n
Acres~ 300 Acres
Containment15% Containment
EvacuationsNone reported
Fatalities/InjuriesNone reported
Structures LostNot reported
Resources80 personnel, Colorado River Fire Interagency Management Unit Type 3, two Type I helicopters; a Type III helicopter; two, 20-person hot shot crews; two, 20-person Type II hand crews and three federal engines. DFPC Fire Management Officer providing support.
Information SourcesU.S. Forest Service – White River National Forest:Facebook,Twitter,Website

Current Road Closures
 ·        CO-96 closed between Wetmore and Westcliff, Colorado and CO-165 closed at McKenzie Junction due to Junkins Fire.