4:51 am - Wednesday January 24, 2018

Ditch Creek Fire Update

The wildfire burning on the San Isabel National Forest near Beulah, Colorado is now 75% contained. Due to higher relative humidity and the excellent progress made by ground fire crews, little smoke was visible on the fire Friday. Firefighters will continue with direct hand line construction while improving and patrolling existing lines.


123 firefighters remain assigned – which includes two helicopters, two Type 2 hand crews, Two Hot Shot Crews, USFS engines, Wet Mountain Fire Protection District, and other Custer County and Pueblo County resources. Fire managers plan to release many of these crews on Sunday to make them available for other fires in the region.


No evacuations have been ordered by the Custer County Sheriff’s office.


The 80 acre, lightning caused Ditch Creek Fire was discovered Wednesday, August 8th.


Visit www.inciweb.org and look for the Ditch Creek Fire in Colorado


For additional information, contact the Ditch Creek Fire Information Officer, Gregg Goodland, at (719) 429-5497.



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