West Battle Creek Fire
Press Release – 7/23/12
– Approximately 103 acres in the Sierra Madre Range, Medicine Bow National Forest
– The fire is 5% contained.
– A local Type III Incident Command Team took over command of the fire early Tuesday, IC is Jerrod Delay
– Located in the West Battle Creek drainage, near the confluence with Haggarty Creek. Two miles west of the Huston Park Wilderness boundary, one mile south of Wyo Hwy 70, Battle Highway.
– Initial attack mid-day Monday by U.S. Forest Service engine (Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District) and Carbon Co. engines
– Tuesday afternoon weather will be hot and dry with gusty winds. Potential for fire growth is high. Minimal fire growth Monday night
– Resources working the fire include one USFS and one local engine, one Type II hand crew, one Type II bulldozer, one Wildland Fire Module, one SEAT and a Type III helicopter. Other resources that will be arriving on scene include five Type VI engines, two Type II hand crews and a Type I helicopter as needed.
– Fire is burning in heavy, beetle-killed lodgepole pine and mixed conifer. Steep, rugged terrain with difficult access
– Cause is currently unknown
– Isolated cabins in the area
|Date of Origin||Monday July 22nd, 2013 approx. 12:00 PM|
|Location||T 13, R 87W, Section 1|
|Incident Commander||Jerrod Delay|
|Fuels Involved||Heavy beetle-kill lodgepole pine, mixed conifer|