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Reveille Fire

Unit Information

Pike and San Isabel National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2840 Kachina Drive
Pueblo, CO 81008

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The Reveille fire is located 9.5 miles North of Gardner, Colorado, in the San Carlos Ranger District of the San Isabel National Forest, in Huerfano County. The fire was reported to the Pueblo Inter-agency Dispatch Center on Monday June 3, 2019, at approximately 1:00 PM. The cause of the fire was lightning. The fire is in remote forest, and there are no evacuations in place and few values at risk.

Management of the Reveille Fire transferred from the Type 3 IMT back to the local unit on June 17, 2019. The fire is under the command of Incident Commander Alfonso Montoya. Cooperating agencies include the Upper Huerfano County Fire Protection District and the Wet Mountain Fire Protection District.

The fire is burning in a remote area of the forest with limited access due to heavy dead and downed fuels and steep, rugged terrain. These conditions, combined with low risk to values in the area, have prompted fire managers to choose a full-suppression strategy using indirect tactics, thus mitigating risk to firefighters. Crews are improving existing roads and trails in the area and utilizing them as indirect fire control lines while fire managers look for potential firing operations that will consume hazardous fuels. The reduction of these fuels will also lower future risks to first responders in this area.



Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginMonday June 03rd, 2019 approx. 01:00 PM
LocationFire is 9.5 miles N. of Gardner, CO. on U.S.Forest Service lands.
Incident CommanderBrian Brennan
Incident DescriptionFull Suppression
Coordinates37.919 latitude, -105.142 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel7
Size219 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained5%
Estimated Containment DateWednesday July 31st, 2019 approx. 06:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Brush (2 feet), closed timber litter, hardwood litter.

Significant Events

Moderate, creeping, smoldering. Precipitation reduced fire behavior at 1600.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Ensure the black line along the Pole Creek part of the fireline is secure

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: Minimal fire behavior expected, possible scattered showers and afternoon thunderstorms.

24 hours: A drying trend is foretasted through the week and fire behavior expected to increase.

48 hours: A drying trend is foretasted through the week and fire behavior expected to increase.

72 hours: A drying trend is foretasted through the week and fire behavior expected to increase.

Remarks

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Hot dry windy conditions continue through the end of the week and

wide spread thunderstorms possible, with outflow winds each

afternoon

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