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.
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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Monday June 23rd, 2014 approx. 05:15 PM|
|Location||6 miles NE of Canon City|
|Incident Commander||Rusty Stark|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
|Percent of Perimeter To Be Contained||65%|
Gambel Oak, Ponderosa Pine, Pinyon/Juniper, Douglas Fir, dead and down timber
Please see above
|Projected Incident Activity|