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East Peak Fire

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INCIDENT UPDATED 7/1/2013

Approximate Location

37.454 latitude, -104.904 longitude

Incident Overview

East Peak Fire Transfers Command to a Type III Organization

Demobilization of fire crews and other resources will continue as Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team C, a Type II team, will transfer command of the East Peak Fire to a Type III organization on Monday morning at 6:00 a.m. This will be the last news release from Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team C. For any questions, please contact (719) 315-4808 or email eastpeakfire@gmail.com. You can also follow this fire on Twitter at @LoriCordova4.

Residents may expect to see smoke in the area for the next several days due to unburned pockets of fuel burning deep within the fire perimeter. Residents and visitors are urged to refrain from taking any action in extinguishing these small plumes and should notify local authorities. Initial attack resources remain available for any new fire starts.

Incident Commander Jay Esperance told departing fire crews, “Firefighters on this incident have been very professional and have done an outstanding job, we have come together with local fire resources and I’m proud of the work we have all done."

The East Peak Fire started on Thursday, June 19, 2013, and burned an estimated 13,572 acres. The fire is now at 95 percent containment.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginWednesday June 19th, 2013 approx. 04:00 PM
Location10 miles southwest of Walsenburg, CO
Incident CommanderJay Esperance

Current Situation

Total Personnel269
Size13,572 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
Fuels Involved

10 Timber (litter and understory) in wilderness and FM 5 in flats with PJ and grass understory

Outlook

Planned Actions

Mopup, cold trail, and patrol along lines and around structures.

Projected Incident Activity

Low

Unit Information

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Pike and San Isabel National Forests
U.S. Forest Service
2840 Kachina Drive
Pueblo, CO 81008

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