Waldo Canyon Fire Update 7-5-12 Am
Incident: Waldo Canyon Fire Wildfire
Waldo Canyon Fire Update
For Immediate Release: July 5, 2012, 9 a.m.
Public Information: www.inciweb.org
(719) 328‐4333 or (719) 328‐4334
Date started: June 23, 2012
Number of Personnel: 776
Location: West of Colorado Springs
Size: 18,247 acres
Percent Contained: 90%
Estimated Containment: 7/6/12
Water Tenders: 12
Cause: Under investigation
Helicopters: 2 Type 1, 1 Type 2 and 1 Type 3
Structures threatened: 0
Structures lost 347
Injuries to Date: 5
Cost to Date: $14,537,514
Mop up and patrol of the fire continues today. Light rain that fell on the fire on Wednesday has helped quell fire activity. Areas of heat remain inward from the northwestern perimeter and at the entrance to the campground. Heat is also being found along the fire line on Blodgett Peak, a steep, rugged area inaccessible to crews. A K-MAX helicopter remains on duty for water drops in the event of flare-ups. Crews waiting in staging for reassignment to other fires remain on three-minute readiness to respond.
Smoke visible on Wednesday in Colorado Springs came from fires in Wyoming. Beginning Friday, heavier rains, cooler temperatures and higher humidity are predicted.
Evacuations and Closures