Vallecito and Coal Creek Fire Update Nov 8 2012
Incident: Vallecito Wildfire
November 8, 2012, 5 p.m.
The Vallecito Fire burned another 100 acres today.
Firefighters on the ground ignited additional fuels inside the dozer line which was completed this afternoon.
Helicopter water bucket drops continued today.
A fixed wing aircraft, with infrared mapping capabilities, will map the fire tonight.
Fire Fighters and Forest Officials are hopeful that the predicted winter storm will assist with fire suppression sometime tomorrow.
Vallecito Fire Information Officer
Coal Creek Fire Update
November, 8 2012 8:30 a.m.
The Coal Creek Fire burning northeast of Pagosa Springs, grew minimally, if at all, and is still estimated at around 127 acres.
With the impending moisture, fire managers will continue to utilize helicopters today as needed and weather permitting.
The moisture forecasted to enter the area late today and into the weekend is expected to help in suppression and containment efforts.
For safety purposes, the Coal Creek Trail will be temporarily closed to recreation activity.
Check for fire updates on the Archuleta County Emergency information site www.acemergency.org
Public Information Officer
Other Area fire status
Crazy Creek Fire: 3.5 acres
Goblin Fire: 800 acres
Steam Fire: 1 acre
Lantern Fire: Declared out on the Oct 25
South Hope Fire: ¼ acre. Contained on the Oct 20th.