In spite of gusty winds, full containment was achieved on the Pine Ridge fire today. Afternoon winds gusting to 35 miles per hour buffeted the area limiting visability with flying dust and ash; but crews reported no problem holding the fire within it's perimeter. Incident Commander Bill Hahnenberg and the Type 1 Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team will turn over suppression efforts to a smaller organization effective Thursday morning at 0600.
|Date of Origin||Wednesday June 27th, 2012 approx. 01:57 PM|
|Location||13 miles E of Grand Junction along the Colorado River|
|Incident Commander||Bill Hahnenberg|
Timber with grass understory, Pinyon-Juniper, sage brush
100% Contained at 1800 Wednesday, July 4
Transfer of command to the Type 4 organization will occur at 0600 7/5/12. Suppression actions will include continued mop up and patrol.
Hahnenberg's Rocky Mountain IMT1 will transition with the local unit at 0600 tomorrow (7/5/12). Block 34-Scattered thunderstorms are expected over the fire area tomorrow. This will be the last 209 unless fire activity increases significantly.
|Wind Conditions||35 mph SE|