Last Media Release for The Big Meadows Fire
Incident: Big Meadows Wildfire
Rocky Mountain National Park News Release
June 19, 2013
For Immediate Release
Kyle Patterson, RMNP Information Officer 970-586-1363
Big Meadows Fire Update
June 19, 2013
This will be the last update on the Big Meadows Fire unless conditions change considerably.
Due to weather conditions smoke may be seen today.
The Big Meadows Fire is now considered to be 95% contained; the fire remains at 604 acres.
The Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team A would like to extend their sincere thanks to the communities of Grand Lake and Granby, Colorado; Rocky Mountain National Park; City and County Officials; and, particularly those of you who live and recreate in these communities.
It has been our privilege to serve your communities.
Today, we will begin the process of transitioning management of the fire back to the Type III interagency team. Though fire crews have built secure fire lines, interior burning within the Big Meadows Fire may still occasionally be seen throughout the summer, until a significant weather event puts the fire out. Fire managers will continue to monitor the fire until they are confident it is completely out.
We are likely to see a change in the weather over the next two days, and particularly this afternoon. We will experience winds of 20 to 30 mph out of the southwest with gusts reaching as high as 40 mph. Temperatures will be slightly higher, accompanied by lower relative humidity. It is possible that pockets of heat in the fire interior may produce visible smokes.