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
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.
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.
Start Date: 09/09/2017
Location: 10 miles South of Maybell, CO
Size: 4,735 acres
For More Information:
NOTE: As of Friday, September 15, 2017, questions regarding the Pine Tree Fire can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or (970) 319-4130.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Saturday September 09th, 2017 approx. 03:59 PM|
|Location||10 miles S of Maybell, CO|
|Incident Commander||Rocky Mountain Team Black (Greer)|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
Grass, sage, pinyon/juniper, oak brush, and serviceberry
Patrol, mop-up, and improve line to secure fire perimeter.
Final acres from 9/13 1600 MMA flight. Fire will be turned back to local entities at 2400 on 9/14.
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).