5:55 PM Friday, 6/21/13

The fire is 30% contained, and crews are beginning mop-up. Because of the progressm crews are gradually being released so they’re available for other fires as needed. Around 100 personnel, air and ground, are still working on the fire. Closures and pre-evacuation notices remain in place.

7:00 PM Thursday

There’s been no growth in the Bull Gulch Fire, and it’s now 5% contained. According to the Bureau of Land Management, air and grown crews made good progress today. A Very Large Air Tanker (VLAT) made a drop on the fire this morning and three helicopters made water drops throughout the day. Ninety-eight personnel are working on the ground with another 20-person hand crew expected to arrive tomorrow morning.

No structures have been lost but the Texas Creek Trail system is closed. Approximately 30 homes in the South T-Bar Ranch subdivision were put on pre-evacuation notice late Wednesday. Heavy smoke in the Cañon City area is NOT from this fire, it’s from others burning in the state.


The Bull Gulch Fire continues to burn nine miles northeast of Cotopaxi in Fremont County. It’s burned 150 acres. Crews include eight smokejumpers, two 20-person hand crews, one Type 6 engine and about 50 personnel that staffed the fire overnight. Two Single Engine Airtankers dropped retardant on the fire Wednesday afternoon. Additional resources have been ordered to assist.

The fire was seen running, torching, and spotting yesterday. Fire managers expect similar fire activity today. No structures have been lost. The Texas Creek Trail system is closed. Snow Drift Lane and everyone within a three-mile radius of that is on Pre-Evacuation status.

The smoke visible Wednesday in the Canon City area was not from the Bull Gulch Fire. Due to high fire activity throughout the state and wind direction, drift smoke from the West Fork Fire complex on the San Juan National Forest in southwestern Colorado settled into much of Fremont County. The public can expect similar conditions today.

 

Comments are closed.

News

September 23, 2014 | NPR · Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone were just starting to see economic progress after years of conflict. The blow of Ebola, says the World Bank, could be “catastrophic.”
 

Benjamin B. Morris for NPR
September 23, 2014 | NPR · Justin McCowan wanted to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s because it’s more common in people like him who have Down syndrome. He died in his sleep last week at age 40.
 

AP
September 23, 2014 | KWMU · As the availability of mental health services has declined, many police departments have trained Crisis Intervention Teams to respond to people with mental illness.
 

Arts & Life

National Gallery of Art
September 23, 2014 | NPR · Cassatt gave the three well-loved, wooden boxes of pastels to a friend’s 10-year-old granddaughter, who later recalled: “I wasted lots of them on playing and swapping them with my friends.”
 

September 23, 2014 | NPR · Robert Peace, a 30-year-old African-American, was a Yale University graduate and an almost straight-A student in molecular biophysics and biochemistry. He also dealt marijuana.
 

September 22, 2014 | NPR · In his episodic memoir, Will Boast meets the siblings he never knew while navigating family deaths and secrets. Critic Ellah Allfrey finds Epilogue conceptually ambitious, but lacking in execution.
 

Music

Mountain Stage
September 22, 2014 | NPR · The influential songwriter and outlaw-country innovator performs new songs and old favorites.
 

Courtesy of the artist
September 22, 2014 | WXPN · The folk-pop singer-songwriter’s open, breezy arrangements speak fluent Californian. Hear two songs.
 

NPR
September 22, 2014 | NPR · With his drummer son Spencer, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy performs three songs from their new album, Sukierae — plus a cover of “You Are Not Alone,” which the elder Tweedy wrote for Mavis Staples.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab