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Reveille Fire

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

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Reveille Fire Update for Monday, June 17, 2019

Reveille Fire Wildfire
News – 6/17/2019

Reveille Fire Information at:

Phone: 719-695-0002 (hours of operation 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.)


Facebook: @ReveilleFire



Location: Huerfano County, 9.5 miles north of Gardner, CO

Time Reported: approximately 1:00 p.m., Mon. June 3, 2019

Size: 155 acres

Containment: 0%

Total Personnel: 55

Cause: Lightning

Jurisdiction: San Isabel National Forest

Cooperating Agencies: UpperHuerfano County FPD and Wet Mountain FPD

Current Situation: Today, Monday, June 17, management of the Reveille Fire was turned back over to the local unit (San Carlos Ranger District). A crew will remain on the fire. Further updates will now be posted on an as-needed basis. They will be congruent with increases or decreases in fire behavior. Updates can be found on the current social media and Inciweb pages.

There was a small amount of growth on the south side of the fire yesterday. Fire behavior was smoldering, creeping, and backing. Crews were able to use drones to assist with fire operations and mapping.

Residents may continue to see light smoke, but there should be no significant smoke impacts to the area in the near future.

A wet pattern will continue across the fire area in the coming days, and numerous showers and scattered thunderstorms are predicted, with dryer and warmer weather returning Thursday or Friday.

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.

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.

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