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