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Calwood Fire

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Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland
U.S. Forest Service
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Fort Collins, CO 80526

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10/25/2020 October 25 CalWood and Lefthand Canyon Fire Update
CalWood and Lefthand Canyon Fire UpdateSunday, October 25, 2020, 9:00 a.m.Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team BlackTroy Hagan, Incident Commander Containment increases on CalWood Fire Ahead of...
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October 25, 12:45 p.m.

We will not be posting an operational update video today. Due to the weather, our firefighters are taking a tactical pause as the extremely cold temperatures, sleet, and snow move through the fire area. Crews are being held in-place, ready to work if conditions allow. We'll be checking the area to assess road conditions throughout the day.

25 octubre 12:30 p.m. 

No vamos a publicar un video de la actualización de operación hoy. Dado al clima, nuestros bomberos están tomando una pausa táctica a medida que las temperaturas frías, nieve y aguanieve caen sobre el área del incendio. Los equipos están preparados para trabajar cuando las condiciones los dejen. Estaremos checando el área para evaluar las condiciones de las carreteras durante el día.


October 25, 10:00 a.m.

The CalWood Fire reached 76% containment on Saturday. Fire behavior on both fires was minimal yesterday despite a Red Flag Warning being in effect. Smoke was observed from the fires, yet both fires remained inside established containment lines. A winter storm warning has been issued through 6 a.m. Monday morning for the fire area.

A winter storm has moved into the area, bringing the potential for significant snowfall and dangerously low temperatures. This morning, leadership from the Rocky Mountain Team Black will be monitoring fire conditions and accessibility near the CalWood and Lefthand Canyon fires. Snow, cold temperatures, and wind are creating unsafe wind chills, road conditions, and difficult access in many areas. When safe to do so, firefighters will continue reinforcement of established firelines.

As the road conditions improve and snow starts to melt, mop up and repair operations will begin along containment lines. “Mop up” is a term used to describe extinguishing residual fire to ensure the fire does not have the ability to continue to spread outside of an established containment line. Mop up includes actions like breaking apart smoldering debris, ensuring embers are completely extinguished, or moving burned debris so it cannot roll downhill and ignite previously unburned fuels. “Repair” means removing equipment from the fireline and signs of suppression actions from the landscape. 

This will be the last update on the Lefthand Canyon Fire unless significant activity occurs. The Lefthand Canyon Fire was contained on October 23 and remains 460 acres.

A winter storm warning is in effect for the area over both fires from 6 a.m. Sunday morning until 6 a.m. Monday morning. In addition to snow, the storm will bring cold temperatures to the fire area, with high temperatures ranging from 8-15 degrees today. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches is possible at lower elevations and 9 to 12 inches is possible in upper elevations. Due to the snow fall, fire is not expected to be active today. Chances of more snow will diminish by Monday.
 

25 octubre 10:00 a.m. 
 
El incendio CalWood ha llegado a 76% de contención este sábado.  El comportamiento del fuego fue mínimo ayer, aunque estaba una advertencia de Bandera Roja en efecto.  Se observo humo en los dos incendios, pero los dos incendios se mantuvieron dentro las líneas de contención.  Se emitió una advertencia de tormenta invernal sobre el área del incendio hasta el lunes a las 6 de la mañana.

Una tormenta invernal se ha movido al área del incendio, trayendo un potencial de nieve considerable y temperaturas bajas peligrosas.  Esta mañana, el liderazgo del equipo Rocky Mountain Team Black estará monitoreando las condiciones del incendio y la accesibilidad cerca de los incendios CalWood y Lefthand Canyon, La nieve, las temperaturas frías y el viento están creando condiciones peligrosas en las carreteras y dificultad en accesibilidad en muchas áreas.  Los bomberos continuaran a reforzar y establecer líneas de fuego cuando ya no sea peligroso para ellos.

Cuando las condiciones de las carreteras mejoren y la nieve empiece a derretirse, la limpieza y las reparaciones empezaran en las líneas de contención.  Cuando nos referimos a “limpieza” lo que estamos haciendo es extinguir áreas calientes para asegurar que el fuego no tenga la habilidad de continuar su movimiento fuera del área de contención establecida. La limpieza incluye separar escombros, asegurar que brasas estén completamente extinguidas, o mover árboles o vegetación quemada para que no ruede costa abajo y prenda otras áreas que no se han quemado.  “Reparar” significa remover el equipo y maquinaria de la línea de fuego y cualquier señal de las acciones de supresión tomadas del paisaje.

Esta será la última actualización del incendio Lefthand Canyon al menos que mas actividad ocurra.  El incendio Lefthand Canyon fue contenido el 23 de octubre y permanece 460 acres de tamaño.

Clima y Condiciones de Combustibles: Una advertencia de tormenta invernal esta en efecto en el área de los dos incendios desde las 6 a.m. el domingo hasta el lunes a las 6 a.m.  Con la nieve, la tormenta traerá temperaturas frías al área del incendio, con temperaturas de 8 a 15 grados hoy.  Es posible que se acumule de 3 a 7 pulgadas de nieve en baja altitud y de 9 a 12 pulgadas en altitudes mas altas.  Dado a la nieve no se espera que el fuego sea activo hoy.  Las posibilidades de nieve disminuirán para el lunes.  

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginSaturday October 17th, 2020 approx. 12:00 PM
Location3 miles north west of Jamestown
Incident CommanderRocky Mountain Incident Management Team Black; Troy Hagan, Incident Commander
Coordinates40.154 latitude, -105.382 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel374
Size10,105 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained76%
Estimated Containment DateSaturday October 31st, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber

Significant Events

Minimal

Smoldering

Minimal fire behavior due to snowy and cold conditions

Outlook

Planned Actions

Hold and improve containment lines in Div A, N, F and Z and looking for opportunities for indirect line construction in Div A. Develop contingency options for Div A.

Projected Incident Activity

Cold temperatures along with snow will result in minimal fire activity.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Today...A Winter Storm Warning is in effect through early Monday

morning. So far reports in the foothills of 4" of snow, Much higher

amounts are anticipated in the foothills and mountains with storm

totals between 8 and 12 inches by Monday morning.

Monday...Snow decreasing, but lingering through the morning. Very cold with lows down to between -5 and 7. Highs in the single digits

to the mid teens.