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Eightmile Fire

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INCIDENT UPDATED 7/7/2014

Approximate Location

38.544 latitude, -105.106 longitude

Incident Overview


Management of the Eightmile Fire transitioned back to the local Interagency Fire Management Unit on July 3rd, 2014.
On Sunday, June 6th, crews utilized a helicopter to drop water on a small area of visible smoke on the northeast flank of the fire. While the weather remains hot and dry, occasional smoke may still be visible as unburned islands of fuel in the fire’s interior continue to burn out.

Fire mangers have released the two Type 6 engines as of Sunday, but have kept the Fire Module to patrol the fire. This crew will be actively patrolling the fire area each day and is prepared to take action as needed. One helicopter remains assigned to the fire and is also available to support initial attack on new fires in the area.

Significant rains, known as a fire-ending event, will have to occur before is declared controlled.

To report significant smoke in the fire area, call 911. Please be prepared to give your location and a description of where the smoke is located, size and color of the smoke column.

County Road 67, Phantom Canyon Road, is open. Please use caution as firefighting personnel and vehicles may be encountered.

There are NO pre-evacuation notices or evacuation orders in effect.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning/natural
Date of OriginMonday June 23rd, 2014 approx. 05:15 PM
Location6 miles NE of Canon City
Incident CommanderRusty Stark

Current Situation

Total Personnel15
Size528 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Percent of Perimeter To Be Contained65%
Fuels Involved

Gambel Oak, Ponderosa Pine, Pinyon/Juniper, Douglas Fir, dead and down timber

Significant Events

None

Outlook

Planned Actions

Please see above

Projected Incident Activity

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Unit Information

BLM Shield
BLM Royal Gorge Field Office
Bureau of Land Management
3028 E. Main St.
Canon City, CO 81212

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