Friday, November 9, 2012

Final Coal Creek Fire Update 11/09/12 a.m.


U.S. Forest Service w Bureau of Land Management w National Park Service
w Bureau of Indian Affairs w Colorado State Forest Service


Coal Creek Fire Update

November, 9 2012   9:30 a.m.

Snow and rain that entered the area Friday evening helped dampen the Coal Creek Fire burning northeast of Pagosa Springs. 

As of yesterday evening, the fire had grown minimally and is not likely to grow any further with the moisture received yesterday evening.  Incident Commander Ryan Vincent described the conditions near the fire as “wet and soupy”. 

Temporary trail closure signs will be removed today and the trail will be opened. 

The Type 3 helicopter was released this morning, and more moisture is predicted through the weekend.  This will be the last and final update, pending no significant changes. 

Any future updates will be posted on the Archuleta County emergency information site

Brandy Richardson
Public Information Officer
(970) 264-1530