Active Fire Alert!
There is an actively burning fire just South of Mt. Herman and North of USAFA on the east face of the foothills.
The Monument Helitac crew and as well as other local resources are being dispatched along with other crews are and will be cutting lines and working on perimeter control. The fire is burning in Ponderosa Pine and brush. They will be managing for surpression and containment.
Location: Lat/Long 39.0492/104.9142 S31 T115 R67W
(Google map: http://bit.ly/ritB4V)
The USFS district is actively putting this information out on Twitter:
Update: The fire now has a name:
#Beaver Creek Fire-Located just off of Mt. Herman Road North of the AFA. Additional resources ordered-Type 1 Helicopter and Air Supervision
Monument Helitac just dropped a crew in … but they look tiny up against the plumes of smoke and the acreage.