Only periodic updates will be posted on the North Millsap fire beginning June 20, 2017.
The North Millsap Fire was first reported around noon on June 15 in rugged terrain approximately 11 miles north of Cañon City and 5 miles southwest of Victor, Colorado. The Pueblo Zone Type-3 Incident Management Team (IMT) took command of the fire on the morning of June 17. Firefighters from the BLM and US Forest Service made excellent progress over the next several days. On June 19 the IMT transferred command of the fire back to the local BLM unit at 8:00 pm with 80% containment. Full containment was reached announced at 8:00pm on June 20. The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention & Control flew over the fire on June 22 with the Multi Mission Aircraft and found no problems on the fire. Royal Gorge Field Office fire managers will continue to staff the fire on an as-needed basis to ensure containment lines remain secure.
There are no road closures, and there has been no damage to structures or private property improvements. Unlike some other wildfires on public lands, where we seek opportunities to allow fire to play its natural role in a fire-dependent environment, this fire is being managed with a full suppression strategy.The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office has played a key role in the successful management of this fire. It is also important to recognize the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention & Control for their role. Finally, the Cripple Creek Fire Department deserves big thanks for hosting the IMT at their fire station
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Thursday June 15th, 2017 approx. 12:30 PM|
|Location||Near Mitre Peak, just off Shelf Road in Fremont County, CO|
|Incident Commander||Matt Wittry|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Tuesday June 20th, 2017 approx. 08:00 PM|
Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer, Gambel oak
Continue to secure constructed hand line and complete mop-up. Patrol as necessary.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Continue with mop-up operations