11:48 am - Sunday September 24, 2017

Fire Fact Sheet

Detected: July 9, 2013

Containment: 66%

Fuel Type: Mixed Conifer

Cause: Lightning

Location: Fishers Peak Mesa

Terrain: Steep and Rugged

Closures:  None

Structures threatenedNone

 

Evacuations:  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.”

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