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Waterton Fire - Pike National Forest 
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Post Waterton Fire - Pike National Forest
MORRISON, CO., August 31, 2017 – 1730 (5:30pm MST)

Fire Name: Waterton

Size: estimated at 5 acres, burning in Gamble oak, timber, litter and brush

Cause: under investigation but there was a storm in the area Wednesday

Location: Pike National Forest, South Platte Ranger District in Douglas County

Agency Jurisdiction: U.S. Forest Service

Type of Terrain: steep, rugged and in accessible


On-Scene - Smokejumpers from Pocatello, ID

On-Order - air tankers, helicopters, hand crews and additional resources

According to Ranger Brian Banks, fire managers are assessing the situation and ordering resources. Much of the fire fight will take place from the air given the steep, rugged and inaccessible terrain. Denver area residents should expect to see smoke and aircraft at work. This fire is in a watershed that supplies 80% of drinking water to Denver residents. It is also surrounded by burned area from the Hayman Fire of 2002.

Partners: Denver Water and Douglas County

Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:34 pm
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