Final Lower North Fork Fire update for Tuesday
The Lower North Fork Fire did not advance much today; the size of the fire zone remains at about 4,500 acres. The focus of tonight’s efforts will continue to focus on structure protection.
Wednesday’s weather forecast is calling for winds that are about 8-14 MPH gusting to 20 MPH at times with a high temperature of 70+ degrees. We have two helicopters, a Heavy P2V Aircraft and Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) scheduled to continue dropping fire retardant, weather permitting.
Century Link and the Intermountain Rural Electric Association (IREA) will be given access to the fire zone on Wednesday. Century Link and IREA will be evaluating utility damages and will begin to formulate a plan to restore services to the affected areas.
The Type 1 Federal Incident Management Team will take command of the incident on Wednesday afternoon. No further informational updates will be given from Elk Creek Fire #1; the Incident Command Post will be relocated to Conifer High School. A press briefing will be conducted at 7:30 AM on Wednesday morning at Conifer High School.