Red Canyon fire has not spread

August 15, 2013

Colorado, Garfield County, wildfire

A single engine slurry bomber drops retardant on the Red Canyon Fire on Tuesday.  [photo credit: Frank Donofrio submitted to Post Independent]

A single engine slurry bomber drops retardant on the Red Canyon Fire on Tuesday. [photo credit: Frank Donofrio submitted to Post Independent]

Red Canyon Fire near Glenwood Springs at 390 acres

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — At shortly after 7 p.m. on Wednesday, the Red Canyon Fire had not grown appreciably over the course of the day, according to Bill Kight, public information officer for the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team (RMIMT).

The fire is now estimated at 390 acres “due to better mapping,” Kight said.

The crew fighting the fire had grown, however, to a total of 211 people, including five hand crews of 20 firefighters per team, and the fire was estimated to be 27 percent contained, Kight reported.

He also reported that the estimated cost of fighting the fire to date is $801,000.

The fire continues to threaten some 20 homes in the area, and Kight said there is now a night crew which is specifically charged with protecting those homes from the flames.

The residents of those homes were evacuated on Tuesday, and have not been permitted to return to their homes.

The RMIMT includes personnel from several local fire departments as well as from the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Assisting with the effort to knock down the blaze are two large tanker planes, as well as two single-engine air tankers (SEAT), two helicopters and two “air attack planes used for reconnaissance,” Kight said …

A short video and timelapses from the Red Canyon fire in Glenwood Springs, CO. The fire started August 12th, 2013, presumably from a lightning strike. As of the time of uploading this video [8/14/13] the fire is 3 miles from Glenwood Springs and is approximately 207 acres and 10% contained.

Helicopters a Big Help in Red Canyon Fire Attack

Water Drops Made On Red Canyon Fire

Latest updates

The Red Canyon fire on InciWeb

RMImTeam A Fire Info on Twitter
Rocky Mtn. Incident Management Team A also has a blog: Red Canyon Fire Information
But as of today there is no new information posted.

Carbondale Fire District on Twitter and Facebook

Garfield County

GarCo 911 on Twitter and Facebook

Colorado Wildfire Info on Twitter and Facebook

Colorado Emergency Management on Twitter and Facebook

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