Detected: July 9, 2013
Fuel Type: Mixed Conifer
Location: Fishers Peak Mesa
Terrain: Steep and Rugged
Structures threatened: None
Acres: 100 acres
Crews: 1 Type I hand crew, 2 Type II hand crews, 3 engines, 1 water tender and a Type III incident management team. The total number of personnel is: 82
Weather: Mostly cloudy with potential for scattered thunderstorms and lightning, winds south to southwest 5-10 m.p.h., temperatures between 57 and 82 degrees.
Firefighters continue to construct and tie in existing lines around the fire perimeter while mopping up the interior. Increased containment is expected by the end of shift today. With the great progress being made, the Type III organization is planning on transferring command of the fire to the local district on Monday.
Sheriff James Casias of Las Animas County has been very impressed with the community support during the fire. “At a time when the economy is distressed, people are still willing to give. On behalf of the firefighters, state, county, and city officials, we would like to thank everyone for their contributions. However, we would like to inform the public that we are no longer in need of donations.”