Monday, October 8, 2012

Cinnamon Bear Fire update

October 8, 2012 10:00 AM
The Cinnamon Bear Fire, burning on National Forest land 11 miles southeast of Pagosa Springs, CO,  is estimated at 85 acres.  This number is less than was estimated yesterday due to better and more accurate mapping.  As of yesterday evening, the fire is 30% contained.  Fire managers are expecting more favorable conditions today that may help increase containment. A total of 78 personnel are on the fire including the Sierra Hotshots, 2 Juniper Valley crews, and several individuals from Pagosa Fire Protection District, Upper Pine Fire Protection District, Archuleta County Emergency Management, Ute Mountain Agency, Durango Helitack, Wasatch Helitack, Mesa Verde National Park and the Pagosa Ranger District. One type 1 helicopter and one type 3 helicopter are also being utilized.  Over the weekend, SEATs (Single engine air tankers) made several drops to stop or limit the advancement of the head of the fire.
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