The Broadway Fire was discovered Sunday, August 14 at approximately 6:15 p.m The fire was caused by lightning, and is burning in a mix of live and beetle-killed lodgepole pine.
The timbered areas are unsafe for firefighters, because the dead trees are subject to blowing over in the wind, contributing large amounts of down timber and providing fuel for extreme fire behavior when strong winds and terrain features are in alignment.
This is a full suppression fire utilizing both ground and aerial assets. Firefighters are engaging the fire out of the timber in areas that give them the highest probability of success. This suppression strategy provides for both firefighter safety and the protection of life and property.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Sunday August 14th, 2016 approx. 06:15 PM|
|Location||11 miles S of Encampment; 30 miles NNW of Walden|
|Incident Commander||USFS - Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||40%|
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Timber (Grass and Understory)
Brush (2 feet)
Primary hazards include down and heavy timber, but are not limited to: high density beetle-killed lodgepole stands, limited access to the fire's edge and driving hazards due to narrow winding roads.
Minimal fire activity
Monitor and patrol the fire area for hot spots.
|Projected Incident Activity|
12 hours: Minimal fire activity.
24 hours: Minimal fire activity.
48 hours: Minimal fire activity.
72 hours: Minimal fire activity.