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Thorpe Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

PSICC Fire Information
Email: psicc.pio@gmail.com
Phone: (719) 299-1567
Hours: 8 AM to 6 PM

Highlighted Activity

08/29/2020 Thorpe Fire Update
The Thorpe Fire was called 100% contained Friday afternoon, August 28th. The fire received light precipitation Friday. A Type 5 incident commander has taken over the fire. The resources assigned.
News - 08/29/2020

The Thorpe Fire started on August 23, 2020. The fire is 159 acres and 100% contained with 24 personnel assigned as of August 29, 2020. The fire was burning through grassy understory with occasional single tree torching of ponderosa pine timber. The Webber Park community, north of the fire, was evacuated on August 23rd. The evacuation notice was lifted on August 24th at 7:00 PM by the Park County Sheriff's Department. All road closures have been lifted; however some roads may be temporarily closed due to firefighting operations. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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Photo taken August 23, 2020.


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Photo taken August 23, 2020. 


For the most current fire information:
http://psiccfireinfo.blogspot.com/2020/08/fire-activity-8232020.html
 

Fire Restrictions: Stage 2 Fire Restrictions are in place for all jurisdictions. 
https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/psicc/alerts-notices/?cid=fseprd644152
https://colorado.gov/pacific/dfpc/fire-restriction-information 
 
August 29, 2020 will be the final update on Inciweb, unless fire conditions change. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnknown
Date of OriginSunday August 23rd, 2020 approx. 01:00 PM
LocationPark County, South Park Ranger District, off Forest Service Road 230 and Park County Road 31. Two miles SW of Tarryall, CO. Nine miles NW of Lake George, CO.
Incident CommanderDoug Falconi
Coordinates39.105 latitude, -105.527 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel24
Size159 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Grass and pine needles

Outlook

Planned Actions

Continue mop up and hold existing lines.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Chance of thunderstorms could change and increase winds on the fire. Lightning would be a concern for firefighter safety.