East Peak Fire – evening update June 28th, 2013

The East Peak Fire only grew by 49 acres and now totals 13,521 acres. There are 519 personnel on scene and the fire is now 75% contained.

There is still a potential for spot fires due to the steep terrain, very heavy timber and continued dry conditions. The fire will not reach 100 percent containment until sufficient interior mop-up is completed.

 

East Peak Fire – evening update June 27th, 2013

The East Peak fire are was under a Red Flag Warning today.

As of 5:00 pm, June 27th the fire remains at 13,472 acres and 70% containment.

There will be another infrared flight tonight with a new update tomorrow.

Firefighters are working hard to complete the fire lines and bring this to 100% containment.

 

East Peak fire – evening update, June 26th 2013

13 homes have now been lost to the East Peak Fire, according to the Huerfano Sheriff’s office, as well as several outbuildings. The fire is now 70% contained, and crews are moving into a mop-up/clean-up phase as they wrap up battling this blaze. The incident management team is currently aiming for July 3rd as a final containment date.

The fire has now burned 13,472 acres, and there are currently 628 personnel working the fire.

Here’s the latest fire perimeter, flown last night:

 

East Peak Fire – afternoon update June 24th, 2013

East Peak fire plume Credit: Walter Roybal

East Peak fire plume
Credit: Walter Roybal

Red Flag warnings are still in effect for the area of the East Peak Fire. Slow and cautious progress has been made. The fire grew by 524 acres yesterday and now totals 12,966 acres. It is 15% contained.

See our large East Peak Fire Map for the latest fire perimeters & previous days’ perimeters to track growth.

 

 

 

East Peak Fire – morning update June 23rd, 2013

A Red Flag Warning has been issued in the area of the East Peak fire from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.

The East Peak Fire now measures 12,442 acres and has approximately 317 personnel on scene. It is reported to have been caused by lightening.

Due to the low relative humidity (10%) this fire has an extreme growth potential.

To view this map in a larger format click here.

 

East Peak Fire – morning update, June 22, 2013

View of the East Peak Fire (Credit: CSP News @CSP_Public_Affairs on Twitter)

View of the East Peak Fire
(Credit: CSP News @CSP_Public_Affairs on Twitter)

The East Peak fire is now under the control of a Type II incident management team. Previously it had been under the management of a Type III team.

The East Peak fire began the evening of June 19, and the cause is still under investigation. No containment of this 11,365 acre fire has been established.

View our large map of the East Peak fire, showing fire perimeters from the preceding days, at our East Peak Fire map.

 

East Peak fire – first map, June 21, 2013

This morning we get our first look at the true size of the East Peak Fire, burning just outside of Walsenburg, Colorado. We’ve mapped the area for you, which was flown by a plane with infrared scanning technology this morning shortly after midnight:

 

East Peak Fire – morning update June 21st, 2013

View of the East Peak Fire from Walsenberg at 4am. Credit: Traci Huntress Clark

View of the East Peak Fire from Walsenberg at 4am.
Credit: Traci Huntress Clark

We are tracking the East Peak Fire. At this time there is no perimeter data available. We will continue to monitor the fire and provide information as quickly as possible.

This is only an approximate location.

 
East Peak Fire
East Peak Fire