Jun 22 2013

East Peak Fire near La Veta

Published by at 9:46 pm under General Information


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Progress today on the fire line. 316 firefighters attacking the mountain-side. Trucks and rigs from surrounding area states. Bullshead, Miles City, Arrowhead Hot-Shots, etc.  Plus from all over Colorado. Also 4 helicopters and 2 slurry tanker planes.  Friday night transitioned command over to the Rocky Mountain Incident Command  Type II team.

Sat. morning looked calm and clearing, but then afternoon hot shifting winds are still creating new trouble canyons with acreage now estimated at 11,365.  Still contained to the N and E side of East Peak but moving somewhat lower on the mountain toward La Veta.  And extending much farther east toward I-25 and Walsenburg.  Some winds are predicted to turn around toward the west Sunday. Red Flag Warning all day but but finally this evening a report of 10% containment. Some small progress.

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3 Responses to “East Peak Fire near La Veta”

  1. Drury Springs Ranchon 22 Jun 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Things are hot and heavy on the Huerfano Journal FB page. They went over 5000 and the account was frozen until they converted it to an unlimited using the business. People are HUNGRY for pictures – news it getting out pretty well from posters, OEM, and HWJ– I think the one showing the Wahatoya part of 360 would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Maya Emsdenon 23 Jun 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Some amazing photos of national guard using “bambi buckets” to fight East Peak fire. Also shows bulldozers making fire trenches and lots of above air close in shots.


  3. Drury Springs Ranchon 23 Jun 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Thank you!!