#CrownMountainFire Update 2

CROWN MOUNTAIN FIRE

Update 2 – May 16, 2017

  • Fire managed by Tom Barta, Type 3 IC; Ken Roberts, as Trainee
  • 162 assigned personnel
  • 1,041 acres
  • 100% contained
  • Fire behavior decreased to minimal with limited smoldering
  • Fire crews to work on fire perimeter & remove fuels from Chisos Basin
  • Areas are reopening:   Chisos Rd opens Wed 8AM! All trails & lodge/restaurant open Wed 8AM, campground closed ’til Thurs
  • Social Media hashtags using:  #CrownMountainFire #TXwildfires2017
Crown Mountain Fire, as seen Monday May 15th from the air.  This fire is in the Juniper Canyon area, southeast of the Chisos Mountains.

Courtesy: Big Bend NP

Update 1 – May 15, 2017

  • Discovered 5/14/2017 1030 Hours
  • Burning in Juniper Canyon area of Big Bend National Park
  • Burning in back country of Park
  • Possible cause is lightning from previous evening
  • 1,044 estimated acres
  • 60% containment status
  • Type 3 IMT arrived May 15, 2017
  • On-scene/en route:  (5) Type 1 crews, (1) Type 2 handcrew and (1) helitack crews.  Miscellaneous overhead team and support personnel.
  • Facilities in the Chiso Basin facilities closed
  • Campgrounds also closed.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

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