Posted on June 25, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Lake County blaze 10 percent contained at 320 acres; reinforcements arrive from Maryland
The Treasure Fire, in Lake County, Colorado.
A column of smoke rises from the Treasure Fire shortly after it started on June 23. Photo courtesy USFS.
By Bob Berwyn
SUMMIT COUNTY — Although the Treasure Fire, burning five miles northeast of Leadville in Lake County, is low on the list of priorities, crews comprising about 120 firefighters managed to get the fire about 10 percent contained by Monday morning, when the fire was estimated at about 320 acres.
The fire started June 23 high in the montane zone of Birdseye Gulch in a mix of lodgepole, spruce and fir and is limited from spreading to the north and east by green meadows and timberline.
Fire officials believe the Treasure fire was human-caused and the exact ignition source is still under investigation. Continuous coverage of the Treasure Fire from LeadvilleToday.com. Updated info is also flowing on Twitter at the #TreasureFire hashtag. (more…)
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Posted on June 23, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
In the midst of the High Park burned area at the Buckhorn communications site. Photo courtesy USFS/InciWeb.org.
Dry lightning forecast Sunday could spark new blazes in tinder-dry fuels
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — A worst-case fire scenario is unfolding in Colorado.
In addition to the 80,000-acre High Park Fire, several new starts are growing rapidly and may stretch firefighting resources across the state.
Updates on all the fires, along with contact information, evacuation notices and smoke-related health information are online at www.inciweb.org. (more…)
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