Newly Reported: Junkins Fire

UPDATE – JUNKINS FIRE

Wildlife returning to burn area. Deer wander though burned oak brush and tees

– Near Westcliffe CO
– Great Basin Nat’l IMT
– Caused by down power line due to wind event
– 18,132 acres

Mingus cabin looking from meadow.  Burn  operation on hill behind cabin
– 60% contained
– 28 Hand crews
– 2 SEATs
– 2 AA platforms
– 2 helos
– 32 engines
– 10 water tenders

Photo taken at Wixon divide. Fire support pick up truck, ambulance and bulldozer in foreground. crew vehicles in background with trees and smoke behind.
– 1 dozer
– 918 personnel
– Patrolling around homes/subdivision
– Hotshots and dozer completed fire break
– Burnout ops scheduled
– Heavy helo continuing to drop water
– Fire danger high

Burn out operations10.21.16
– Custer Co @ State 2 Fire restrictions
– Mid 60’s, low RH, winds @ 10-15 mph

Photo Credits:  Inciweb