Seventy Percent Containment on Both Citadel and East Tschuddi Fires
Meeker, Colo. – Both the Citadel and East Tschuddi fires have reached 70% containment due to efforts of firefighters and favorable weather conditions. Today, fire crews will continue to mop-up and.. more
Final Update: Transfer of Command Back to Local Unit Will Occur at 8 PM Today
Meeker, Colo. – Both the Citadel (Moffat County) and East Tschuddi (Rio Blanco County) fires have reached 90% containment and personnel reductions continue. Firefighters will monitor any remaining fire activity as fuels may continue to smolder within the fire perimeter. Due to continued favorable weather conditions, the fires have not grown and are not predicted to grow. One helicopter remains to support the fires while the other aerial resources have been moved to pre-positioned locations for regional support.
The Citadel and East Tschuddi fires will be turned over to a Type 4 organization within the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit today at 8:00 p.m.
Citadel Fire Statistics at a Glance:
Time/Date Started: July 21, 2013, 12:00 p.m.
Location: 40 miles NW of Meeker, Colorado
Fuels: Piñon –Juniper, Sage Brush
Size: 2,009 acres (1,925 acres BLM, 84 acres State lands)
East Tschuddi Fire Statistics at a Glance:
Time/Date Started: July 20, 2013, 3:30 p.m.
Location: 20 miles NW of Meeker, Colorado
Fuels: Piñon –Juniper, Sage Brush, Oak Brush, Douglas Fir
Size: 647 acres (603 acres BLM, 44 acres private lands)
Note: This will be the last fire update from Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team B. Information will continue to be provided by the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit.
As of 8:00 p.m. today, the public information contact will be:
Public Information Officer, Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit
Fire Information: 970-329-1038 (8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
Incident email: NWCOFireUnit@gmail.com
East Tschuddi: http://inciweb.org/incident/3545/
|Date of Origin||Sunday July 21st, 2013 approx. 12:00 PM|
|Location||40 miles NW of Meeker, CO|
2 Timber (grass and understory) Pinon/Juniper and Sage
Creeping and smoldering
Crews will continue to monitor and patrol fire perimeter and mop up where necessary to secure fire to current containment lines
Acreage by jurisdiction: BLM 1925 acres, State lands 84 acres.
|Wind Conditions||20 mph NW|