- The fire is 25% contained.
- Six additional fire crews arrived Wednesday. Fire managers do not anticipate the need for any additional fire crews.
- On Wednesday, crews launched a direct attack on the north side of the fire, meaning that they began digging fire line along the north side.
- A Type 1 helicopter was able to fly most of the day, and launched multiple successful air attacks on the fire (water drops). It dropped 1,000 - 1,200 gallons of water at a time. Ralston Reservoir was used for dipping.
- Some large rocks were dislodged on the south perimeter of the fire due to the large water drops. As a result, Highway 6 was closed as a precaution. No rocks fell on the road. Highway 6 will remain closed until further notice.
- Type 2 and Type 3 helicopters were also used today.
- No SEATs were used today due to erratic winds.
- The threat to homes on the east end of the fire has diminished greatly.
- None of the firefighters has been injured.
If you or someone close to you has a disability or requires special assistance, please call the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 303-271-0211. In an emergency, always dial 911.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Evening Indian Gulch Fire update
The following are updates to the Indian Gulch Fire as of Wednesday evening: