Sunday, October 7, 2012

Update on Cinnamon Bear Fire

Incident Name:  Cinnamon Bear
Current Size:      110 acres, as of 1800, 10/7

Location:              11 miles southeast of Pagosa Springs, CO
                                On National Forest
West of Blanco River, north of Big Branch Creek, and west of Big Branch Road
T34N, R1E, Sec. 28 and 21

Cause:                  Lightning holdover from Saturday, September 29th

Discovery:           Friday, October 5th, afternoon

Current Situation:           
                                Fire is burning in Ponderosa pine with a Gambel Oak understory and patches of mixed
conifer. The fire is burning in an east to northeast direction. Handcrews are working
with aerial resources to contain the fire. Fire will be transitioned to a Type 3 IC this
afternoon. No roads or area closures are in effect at this time.

Current Resources on Scene:
                                22 firefighters from local and cooperating agencies
                                Two 20-person handcrews
                                One Type 3 helicopter
                                One Type 1 helicopter
                                Two Single Engine Airtankers (SEATs) were used on Saturday
                                One SEAT will be used today

Resources Enroute:
                                One Hotshot crew

Agencies Involved:
                                US Forest Service
                                Pagosa Springs Fire Protection District
                                Upper Pine Fire Protection District
                                Mesa Verde National Park
                                Ute Mountain Agency
                                Archuleta County Emergency Management
                                Colorado Department of Corrections