Updated: Friday, August 12th, 2011. The Duckett Fire was declared contained AND controlled on Friday, August 5th at noon. Significant moisture has been received over the fire area over the past few weeks. However, the fire has also shown smoke in the interior on two occassions. When a fire ending weather event occurs, such as several inches of rain covering the entire fire area, managers will then consider calling the Duckett Fire out. Until this happens, we will monitor for potential activity and respond appropriately to it.
Fire managers have terminated the fire closure order and have re-opened Lake Creek Campground and the entire fire area. However, the public should be aware that any landscape that has been changed by a wildfire poses some threat to public safety that the average forest users are not aware of. Snags, or partially burned standing trees, can fall without warning and seriously injure the unsuspecting. In addition, the area is subject to swift and damaging ash and debris flows because of the lack of ground vegetation. The terminated area closure order will be posted to the San Isabel National Forest's website at: fs.usda.gov/psicc.
THIS WILL BE THE LAST UPDATE ON THE DUCKETT FIRE UNLESS significant changes occur. If there is no update to this site, then there is no change to the fire status.
|Date of Origin||Sunday June 12th, 2011 approx. 03:00 PM|
|Location||8 miles NW of Westcliffe, Co|
|Incident Commander||Bob Hurley|
|Estimated Containment Date||Friday August 05th, 2011 approx. 12:00 PM|
2 Timber (grass and understory) Fire models include fuel model 5, 9, 10.
Adhere to Long Term Management Plan.
Continuing to monitor fire.