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Monday, June 3, 2013

Blue Bell Fire Evening Update 6/3/13

The fire is now approximately 25-35 acres.  The fire is burning on private property about a half mile west of Clear Creek County.  It is also approximately 1 mile from the Arapahoe National Forest.

There is one known structure within the fire perimeter.  Earlier today 100 homes were threatened.  Firefighters made structure protection a priority and as a result no structures have been lost. 

A type II helicopter has been actively dropping water on the fire.  A SEAT (Single Engine Air Tanker) made three retardant drops on the fire earlier today.

There is no estimated containment at this time.  The fire, however, is currently laying down.  It is largely burning on a north east aspect which is aiding in the cooling of the fire behavior.

Some residents will be allowed back into the area soon.  Announcements regarding the re-population plan will be announced at the 8:00 PM media briefing.  Detailed information will also be provided via this blog soon.  Please be aware that some residents will not be allowed back into the area at this time.  As always, please use your own discretion and care as you enter the area.  When in doubt, leave.

Stay tuned for additional updates.