State ID:CO- LPX-416
3 letter designator:
Location:Rockwood, Co. West of highway 550
Reported acres: 100
Rate of spread: Rapid
Report on Conditions: Mandatory evacuations for Iron Gate Subdivision in 36000 Block of 550 North. Pre-evacuation for east side of 550 North of CR 250 to Electra Lake. Parts of Highway 550 is shut down. Crews are working to keep the fire West of the highway, as the community is East of the highway.
Resources:4 heavy tankers, 2 type-2 helicopters, 2 type-1 helicopters and 2 hot shot crews.
Weather: Red Flag Warning conditions. Winds are picking up.
Scanner link: https://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/37/web
Agency Website: https://www.facebook.com/SanJuanNF/
State ID:CO- LPX-416
Fire is now 200 acres and growing. Winds out of the SW have prompted additional evacuations on the east side of 550. A type 2 team has been ordered and reassigned from the HorsePark Fire. https://www.facebook.com/LaPlataCounty/
Apparently its been to windy to fly tankers, are hoping for the winds to die down so they can start getting some retardant in.
This fire still continues to burn, they are in drought conditions in this part of the state. Fuels are dry and receptive to spread, even aspens. Exteme fire behavior observed on the southwest part of the fire. Red Flag Warning in effect for today.
16, 766 acres and 10% contained
US 550 north of Durango is open with LE escort from 0800-1800 and closed at night. New evacs went out to Fall Creek subdivision yesterday.
Places where you can get fire updates today (notes some of these have already happened this morning)
34,161 acres a d 30% contained. Pechota’s RM T1 IMT is managing this and the Burro fire.
We are getting much needed moitsure and cooler temps with tropical moisture across the state. The fire received an inch of rain in the last 24 hours.
47,031 acres at 2253 as per last night’s IR.
It is 37% contained and Joe Reinarz’s NIMO has the fire.
49301 acres per last nights IR.
My understanding is that there is a large burnout operation planned to protect the Purgatory Ski Area.
6 crews, 15 engines, 7 helicopters according to the sit report.