Frey Gulch Fire | Colorado | Update 2

Updated @ 10:15 AM PDT – 11:15 AM MDT


The Frey Gulch Fire was spotted on the afternoon on  Saturday, October 8, 2016, prompting a large wildland fire response launched via air and ground resources.

Credit: Red White and Blue Fire Protection District’s Captain Tim Caldwell

The Alta (Utah) Hot Shots are taking the lead with fire management and have a few hand crews assigned to this incident and supported by the Monument Helitack unit.

The fire is approx  22 acres.

Today will focus on getting a containment line around the fire and possibly conducting some burnout operations on the interior.  The Fire Department says it could be days before the fire/smoke is completely out.

About Lake Dillon Fire Rescue

The Department is a fully professional, all-hazards emergency-response agency based in Summit County, Colorado.

Credit: LDFR Engineer Kyle Iseminger

Lake Dillon Fire provides progressive and high quality emergency medical, fire, hazardous material, technical rescue and wildfire services utilizing a professional cadre of 46 commissioned firefighters, 13 Fire Corps volunteers and 11 civilian employees.

The department operates out of three response stations in Frisco (Station #2), Dillon (Station #8) and Keystone (Station #11). An administrative office (Station #10) is located in Silverthorne.

Currently, the district serves approximately 17,500 permanent residents and upwards of 100,000 visitors and second homeowners during peak periods. The District encompasses approximately 110 square miles and has a response area of approximately 290 square miles.

About Red White and Blue Fire Protection District

This Department is an all-hazard emergency response career fire department with 3 shifts working 24/7 from 3 stations:   Main  (station #6), North (station #4) and South (station #7).  They are located in Breckenridge (Summit County), Colorado.

The Agency responds to Wildland fires within in their District.  Wildland firefighting equipment includes: 3 Type 4 brush trucks, 1 4WD wildland urban interface engine and 2 Type I 4WD  tenders available throughout their response areas.

Firefighters respond to mostly EMS calls.  They are staffed with cross-trained firefighter/paramedics on every shift, allowing them the ability to efficiently and effectively provide the highest level of response and care to their unique resort community.

Personnel include 8 Fire Captains, which 4 are also Paramedics, 9 Driver Operators, 11 Firefighter Paramedics,  11 Firefighters, 3 Battalion Chiefs and 14 Chiefs/Officers/Administration staff.

They also provide public education programs, including Risk Watch, wildfire education, community CPR classes, tours of their historic museum and early firefighting equipment, and a car seat safety program.

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