Updated 1:24 p.m. June 18
Estimated Size 14,280 acres
Containment 85 percent
Impact At least 502 homes destroyed, 3,651 unaffected. Eighteen sustained partial damage. There are still homes whose statuses are unverified.
Growth Potential High
Planned Actions Continue to provide for life and safety as evacuations continue to be lifted. Locate and extinguish all hot spots while continuing perimeter control using direct attack as needed. Continue coordination with the utility companies, local/state/federal partners and El Paso County Sheriff's Office assessment team.
Fire Behavior Overnight RH recoveries last night were good reaching 85 percent. ERCs are dropping steady and currently 84th percentile. Primary fire carrier is found in the understory duff and timber litter layers.
Remarks Acreage change is due to more accurate mapping. Some residents are being allowed back to their residences. With the wet weather and successful operations fire resources are being sent home as containment objectives are met.
Significant Events American Red Cross Disaster Assistance Teams are doing assessments within the fire perimeter. Utility crews continue assessing and securing service to residences for future re-entry. El Paso County Sheriffs office continues to do assessments within the area. Excess resources are being released as incident objectives are being met. Resources continue to mop up and secure around structures to prevent further loss.
Updated 12 p.m., June 18
Time/Date Started: June 11, 2013 approximately 1 p.m.
Location: Fremont County, Colorado
Cause: Under Investigation
Fuels: Piñon Juniper, Sage Brush
Size: 3,218 acres
Containment: 100 percent
Growth Potential: Low
Planned Action: Mop-up and patrol to secure control lines in all Divisions.