Colorado Wildfire: #HorsePark Fire One of Many Burning

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY, Colo. – A wildfire burning about 40 miles south of Norwood and 100 miles west of Telluride, Colorado started on May 27, 2018.

Current Fire Status

Fire crews were able to build/reinforce the fire line along the southern, western and northern flanks of the fire.  This included intensive efforts which also included building hand and dozer lines which enabled crews to reach a 50% containment status.

Fire managers are saying they feel confident the remaining containment line will hold until tomorrow – which help increase further for them.  A helicopter also provided assistance to put out hot spots.

Photo Credit | Horse Park Fire – BLM

At some point due firefighting suppression efforts, structure protection was in effect.

The fire has burned approximately 1,500 acres as of May 28, 2018, which had a 5% containment status.  It is said to be burning on BLM managed lands in a very remote area.

Resources

A Type 2 team was implemented on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 to protect resources.

Some reported rain fell over surrounding communities, except over the fire line.  No impacts were made on the fires from the passing rainstorm.

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