Colorado Daily Status Report: October 18, 2016

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Colorado Daily Status Report October 18, 2016

Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.


National Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts | Bulletin

Activation Level

Level II

Current Disasters/Large Incidents

Incident NameJunkins Fire
Incident Start DateOctober 17, 2016
Location/CountyCuster County and Pueblo County
CauseUnder Investigaiton
Acres15,751 Acres
Containment0% Containment
EvacuationsEvacuations and Pre-Evacuations in Place.
Fatalities/InjuriesNone reported
ShelterValley Bible, Colorado State Fairgrounds, Large animal sheltering at Draper's Ranch and colorado State Fairgrounds. Small animal shelter at Custer County Fairgrounds.
Structures Lost5 Structures including 1 home.
ResourcesLocal Emergency Response, 2 DHSEM Regional Field Managers, 1 DFPC Fire Management Officer, MMA
FundingEmergency Fire Fund (EFF) and FEMA Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) approved. Governor Verbal Disaster Declaration.
Information SourcesJunkins Fire Facebook and Twitter, Pueblo County Sheriff Facebook and Twitter, Custer County OEM Facebook
Community MeetingCuster County School, 709 Main Street, Westcliffe at 5 p.m. on October 18.

Incident NameFreeman Fire
Incident Start DateOctober 15, 2016
Location/CountyOn Federal land near Ruedi Reservoir, Eagle/Pitkin County n
Acres336 Acres
Containment40% 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

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.