Today's Situation Report

posted Jun 18, 2013, 6:44 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jun 18, 2013, 6:44 AM by BCRERT Administrator ]

Basic Information

Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginTuesday June 11th, 2013 approx. 02:30 PM
LocationWithin the City limits of Black Forest Colorado
Incident CommanderRich Harvey

Current Situation

Total Personnel966
Size14,280 acres
Percent Contained75%
Estimated Containment DateThursday June 20th, 2013 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber including Ponderosa Pine plus grass and Oak Shrubs

Fire Behavior

Overnight RH recoveries last night were good reaching 85%. ERCs are dropping steady and currently 84th percentile. Primary fire carrier is found in the understory duff and timber litter layers.

Significant Events

American Red Cross Disaster Assistance Teams are doing assessments within the fire perimeter. Utility crews continue assessing and securing service to residences for future re-entry. El Paso County Sheriffs office continues to do assessments within the area. Excess resources are being released as incident objectives are being met. Resources continue to mop up and secure around structures to prevent further loss.


Planned Actions

Continue to provide for life and safety as evacuations continue to be lifted. Locate and extinguish all hot spots while continuing perimeter control using direct attack as needed. Continue coordination with the utility companies, local/state/federal partners and El Paso County Sheriffs Office assessment team.

Growth Potential


Terrain Difficulty



Acreage change is due to more accurate mapping. Some residents are being allowed back to their residences. With the wet weather and successful operations fire resources are being sent home as containment objectives are met.

Current Weather

Wind Conditions30 mph NW
Temperature74 degrees