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Monday, March 21, 2011

Indian Gulch Fire at 700 acres

As of March 21, 2011 at 9:00 a.m., the latest update on the Indian Gulch Fire is:

*Approximately 700 acres burned. 15% containment on the southeast edge of the fire which is above Highway 6.

*A helicopter will be continuing water drops.

*A single engine air tanker (SEAT) has been ordered.

*There are approximately 90 firefighters working the fire.

*Highway 6 reopened at 8:45 a.m. today.

*No evacuations at this time. If there are evacuations, affected residents will receive a reverse 911 call.

*There is a red flag warning in effect with winds gusting to 35 mph. The temperatures are expected to be 70 - 74 degrees, with relative humidity at 3% to 7%.

*The firefighting efforts will be focused on the north and east sides of the fire.

Previous press releases:

March 20, 7:30 p.m.: http://www.co.jefferson.co.us/news/news_item_T3_R2117.htm

March 20, 3:15 p.m.: http://www.co.jefferson.co.us/news/news_item_T3_R2116.htm