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Himes Peak Fire

Unit Information

White River National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Glenwood Springs, CO 81602

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The Himes Peak Fire has been burning in the Flat Tops Wilderness within the burn perimeter of the 2002 Big Fish Fire. It is currently 100% contained. Firefighters are mopping up and rehabilitating impacted areas.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginFriday September 01st, 2017 approx. 02:15 PM
Location30 miles east of Meeker
Incident CommanderBill Cramer
Coordinates40.024 latitude, -107.276 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel60
Size112 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Heavy down logs are continuing to smolder within the fire perimeter. Fine fuels are no longer carrying fire due to increased precipitation.

Significant Events

Observed behavior: minimal, smoldering.


Planned Actions

Continue snag removal, saw and handline. Plumb the established line. Aerial support: retardant early in operational shift and helicopter buckets later into burning period.

Projected Incident Activity

Rehabilitation and demobilization of resources.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Scattered showers and thunderstorms