Activation Level: Level III
|Incident Name||Junkins Fire|
|Incident Start Date||October 17, 2016|
|Acres||~ 2,500 Acres|
|Evacuations||Evacuations in progress with 130 homes under mandatory evacuation and 140 homes in pre-evacuation.|
|Shelter||Rye Middle School and Valley Bible|
Large animal sheltering at Draper’s Ranch and small animal shelter at Custer County Fairgrounds.
|Structures Lost||Not reported.|
|Resources||Local Emergency Response, 2 DHSEM Regional Field Managers, 1 DFPC Fire Management Officer, MMA|
|Funding||DFPC evaluating Emergency Fire Fund (EFF)|
|Information Sources||Custer County OEMFacebook|
|Incident Name||Freeman Fire|
|Incident Start Date||October 15, 2016|
|Location/County||On Federal land near Ruedi Reservoir, Eagle/Pitkin County n|
|Acres||~ 300 Acres|
|Structures Lost||Not reported|
|Resources||80 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 Sources||U.S. Forest Service – White River National Forest:Facebook,Twitter,Website|
· CO-96 closed between Wetmore and Westcliff, Colorado and CO-165 closed at McKenzie Junction due to Junkins Fire.
Read the full Colorado Daily Status Report for October 17, 2016.