Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Update on Cinnamon Bear Fire



 Southeast of Pagosa Springs, the Cinnamon Bear is fully contained this morning at 85 acres. A type 3 helicopter and one hotshot crew will remain on the fire for mop-up operations.  . 

 The weather forecast calls for widespread mountain showers later this week; this change in the weather pattern, combined with dropping temperatures, is expected to aide firefighter efforts and lower fire danger somewhat.

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.
For updates, please check www.acemergency.org

Sunday, October 7, 2012



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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

Fire near Buckles lake area

There is a fire burning South East of Pagosa Springs on US Forest Service land.  As of now they are guessing it to be about 30 acres.  They have ground crews and air support on the fire to help with the efforts.  Air support flew the fire this afternoon and will have a better size up on the fire by today.  Please DO NOT call 911 if you believe you are looking at this fire.