Current Disasters/Large Incidents
|Incident Name||Junkins Fire|
|Incident Start Date||October 17, 2016|
|Location/County||Custer County and Pueblo County|
|Evacuations||Evacuations and Pre-Evacuations in Place.|
|Shelter||Valley Bible, Colorado State Fairgrounds, Large animal sheltering at Draper's Ranch and colorado State Fairgrounds. Small animal shelter at Custer County Fairgrounds.|
|Structures Lost||5 Structures including 1 home.|
|Resources||Local Emergency Response, 2 DHSEM Regional Field Managers, 1 DFPC Fire Management Officer, MMA|
|Funding||Emergency Fire Fund (EFF) and FEMA Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) approved. Governor Verbal Disaster Declaration.|
|Information Sources||Junkins Fire Facebook and Twitter, Pueblo County Sheriff Facebook and Twitter, Custer County OEM Facebook|
|Community Meeting||Custer County School, 709 Main Street, Westcliffe at 5 p.m. on October 18.|
|Incident Name||Freeman Fire|
|Incident Start Date||October 15, 2016|
|Location/County||On Federal land near Ruedi Reservoir, Eagle/Pitkin County n|
|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|
Major Road Impacts/ Closures
- CO 96 closed between Wetmore and Westcliff due to wildfire, no eta reopen.
- HWY 165 closed at McKenzie Junction due to a wildfire. No estimated time to reopen.
Read the full Colorado Daily Status Report for October 18, 2016.