It is currently Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:50 am




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 
Waterton Fire - Pike National Forest 
Author Message
Alert A+

Joined: Thu Nov 28, 2002 4:12 pm
Posts: 9833
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

Resources:

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
Profile WWW
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 56 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by Vjacheslav Trushkin for Free Forum/DivisionCore.

./cache/ is NOT writable.