3:13 pm - Monday December 17, 5398

Arapahoe fire grew to 75,051 acres

Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center PM Update Attached

The Arapahoe fire grew to 75,051 acres today with extreme fire behavior and long-ranged spotting in heavy fuels. A type one incident management team was ordered to manage the fire.


Today the following three fires were added to the report:

Camp Five, 22 miles southest of Halsey, NE. Total acres – 1,000

Squirrel Creek, three miles west of Woods Landing, WY. Total acres – 2,000

Highlands, 13 miles southeast of Newcastle, WY. Total acres – 75


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The following fires are now reporting at 100 percent contained:

High Park, 15 miles west of Fort Collins, CO. Total acres – 87,284

Started 6/09; Lightning caused


Otter Creek/Upper Bee, 20 miles SE of Tensleep, WY. Total acres – 4,907

Started 6/26; Lightning caused (The actual report shows 95 percent containment; however, management was given back to the local unit)


Treasure, 5 miles NE of Leadville, CO. Total acres – 420

Started 6/23; Human caused


Dakota, 7 miles NE of Hill City, SD. Total acres – 348

Started 6/26; Cause under investigation



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