Morning update from Joint Information Center
Saturday, June 15, 2013, 8 a.m.
Joint Information Center (719) 444-8300 (7 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
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Favorable conditions allowed for progress as firefighters continued to improve existing lines throughout the fire area. Thunderstorm activity brought some precipitation (.03 inches) directly over the fire area but had a limited direct affect on the fire. It did allow for increased direct fire line construction. A lightning strike started a fire close to the fire area yesterday but was quickly extinguished by firefighters.
Today’ Forecast and Activity
Fire weather forecast today indicates an early sunshine that will turn to cloud cover. Cooler temperatures and an increase in relative humidity will again assist firefighters in their efforts to bring this incident under control. Thunderstorm activity is again anticipated for today with a possibility of more precipitation.
Additional resources have arrived joining firefighters to continue efforts to construct fireline, mop up existing hotspots around residences and patrol interior islands of unburned fuel. Structure protection continues to be a high priority resulting in continuous patrol of the impacted areas as well as mopping up 30 -50 feet around structures. Firefighters want to ensure that any remaining hotspots are extinguished and will not flare up and re-threaten structures.
Evacuations and Closures
Evacuations and area closures are still in effect for most of the fire area. For specific information pertaining to evacuations and area closures go to rsg.epc.sheriff.com or contact the Joint Information Center at 719-444-8300.