Pine Tree Fire

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Pine Tree Fire

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INCIDENT UPDATED 9/14/2017

Approximate Location

40.344 latitude, -108.117 longitude

Incident Overview

This is the September 14 map of the Pine Tree Fire, located in Moffat County, Colorado

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Pine Tree Fire Update
September 14, 2017 - 9:00 a.m.

Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team Black
Shane Greer, Incident Commander

Information Center: (970) 367-7519
Email: PineTreeFireInfo@gmail.com
Hours of Operation: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Note: This will be the final update for the Pine Tree Fire from Rocky Mountain Team Black. At midnight on Thursday, September 14, command of the fire will transition back to local authorities. Information will continue to be posted on InciWeb (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5604) and BLM Colorado Fire’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/BLMColoradoFire) as conditions change.

Current Situation:
The Pine Tree Fire is now 100 percent contained. There has been no growth of the fire for several days, and the size remains 4,735 acres. On Wednesday, gusty afternoon winds tested the containment lines that firefighters have in place. The strong winds did not cause any issues for the existing containment of the Pine Tree Fire. Crews continued to patrol the fire perimeter and begin suppression repair. Suppression repair can mitigate the fire suppression activities and can help reduce soil erosion and other resource damage associated with digging fire line, using bulldozers, or driving off road.

On Thursday, firefighters will continue to mop-up, patrol, and continue fire suppression repair work. Firefighters anticipate full containment by the end of the day on Thursday.

Weather: On Thursday, there is a 40 percent chance of wetting rain from thunderstorms, with relative humidity ranging from 25 to 30 percent. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 14-18 miles per hour in the morning before turning to south-southwest winds by mid-morning. Wind gusts in the afternoon reach 25 miles per hour.

Safety: Moffat County residents are encouraged to sign up for emergency notifications from Moffat County Code Red (tinyurl.com/MoffatCountyCodeRed) to receive current alerts and warnings on road closures, evacuations, and other natural hazards.

Fire Statistics:
Start Date: 09/09/2017
Location: 10 miles South of Maybell, CO
Cause: Lightning
Size: 4,735 acres
Containment: 100%
Personnel: 71

For More Information:
InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5604
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BLMColoradoFire
NOTE: As of Friday, September 15, 2017, questions regarding the Pine Tree Fire can be directed to dboyd@blm.gov, or (970) 319-4130.

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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginSaturday September 09th, 2017 approx. 03:59 PM
Location10 miles S of Maybell, CO
Incident CommanderRocky Mountain Team Black (Greer)

Current Situation

Total Personnel40
Size4,735 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Grass, sage, pinyon/juniper, oak brush, and serviceberry

Significant Events

Minimal

Outlook

Planned Actions

Patrol, mop-up, and improve line to secure fire perimeter.

Remarks

Final acres from 9/13 1600 MMA flight. Fire will be turned back to local entities at 2400 on 9/14.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Expect 40% chance of wetting rain on Thursday (9/14) with relative humidity ranging from 25-30%. Expect wind direction to be from the SW by mid-morning on Thursday at 15-20 mph with gusts to 25 mph. Outflow winds will continue to be a concern from any showers or thunderstorms near the fire. Thursday night a 40% chance of precipitation with SW winds 10-15 mph along ridgetops, and relative humidity 70-80%. Friday (9/15) and Saturday (9/16) unstable and windy with winds ranging from 15-20 mph, minimum relative humidity ranging from 20-35% with cooler temperatures. There is a slight chance of precipitation Friday night into Saturday. A warmer and drying trend will return Sunday (9/17).

Unit Information

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Little Snake Field Office
Bureau of Land Management
455 Emerson St
Craig, CO 81625

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