Pike and San Isabel National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2840 Kachina Drive
Pueblo, CO 81008
Reveille Fire Information at:
Phone: 719-695-0002 (hours of operation 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
Location: Huerfano County, 9.5 miles north of Gardner, CO
Time Reported: approximately 1:00 p.m., Mon. June 3, 2019
Size: 110 acres
Total Personnel: 251
Jurisdiction: San Isabel National Forest
Cooperating Agencies: UpperHuerfano County FPD and Wet Mountain FPD
Current Situation: Conditions remained unfavorable for burning operations yesterday, and the forecast indicates more unfavorable weather tomorrow. While there was some minor fire activity (mostly smoldering and creeping) on the southeast corner and the east flank of the fire yesterday, growth was limited to one acre.
The Reveille fire will be a long-term event, with slow growth and smoldering that will persist for several months. As fire activity increases and decreases, the team managing the fire will adjust accordingly. This means you will see both increases and decreases in firefighters on the ground and in the support staff. With the current decrease in fire activity and the unfavorable weather for burning operations, many of the crews will be released to assist on other fires around the nation. As the team is right-sized, fire personnel will remain on the fire. If the fire activity increases or the weather forecast looks favorable to complete the previous planned burn operation, you will see firefighters and support staff right-sized again to successfully complete the necessary operations.
Helicopters will be assisting in taking equipment off the fire area today, so they may be seen flying “sling loads” this morning.
Monday morning, June 17, the Reveille Fire will be turned back over to the local unit, and a crew will remain on the fire. The fire information will also adjust with the fire behavior. There will be fewer updates as the fire activity decreases. If the fire activity increases, you will also see more frequent updates. Further updates will be posted on the current social media pages and Inciweb.
Management Strategy: The Reveille 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 (public infrastructure, homes, campgrounds, etc.), have prompted fire managers to choose a full-suppression strategy using indirect tactics, thus mitigating risk to firefighters.
Closures: National Forest lands, roads and trails affected by the Reveille Fire are closed to public use. Pole Creek Trail (#1398), Salt Road (#409), and Turkey Creek Road (#637) are closed to public use. The Greenhorn Road (#369) and the Williams Creek Road (#630) remain open for public travel. For more details go to the Reveille Fire Facebook page.