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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Evening Indian Gulch Fire update

The following are updates to the Indian Gulch Fire as of Wednesday evening:
  • 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.