Streams Lake Fire Date: June 2, 2013; 2:30 pm
Start Date May 31, 2:00 p.m.
Location Red Mountain Ranch, Rio Grande National Forest, 15 Miles South to SW of Creede, Red Mountain Creek
IC Unified Command, Dave Carr, Rio Grande National Forest; Robert Hosselkus, Mineral County
Size 75 acres
Containment 25% No date for expected containment.
Fuel Aspen, beetle-kill spruce
Fire behavior Individual tree torching, creeping ground fire
Structures No loss. No damage. Three houses, several out buildings threatened.
Closures Temporary flight restriction surrounding burn area. FSR 523, Love Lake Road, FSR 528 Ivy Creek Rd, Ivy Creek Campground, Love Lake camping area.
Evacuations Spar City and Sowards Ranch put on alert.
Cause Started on private land. Cause is under investigation.
Personnel 70 personnel from RGNF, Mineral County, CO Dept of Fire Protection and Control, San Juan and Roosevelt Hotshots
Equipment 2 type 6 engines, county type 4 engine, type 3 helicopter, type 2 helicopter
Strategy Cooperating with using combination of direct and indirect tactics to minimize fire growth and protect structures while providing for firefighter and public safety.
“I don’t expect any further growth of this fire as long as the weather continues to cooperate,” said Joint Incident Commander, Dave Carr. “The smoke from this fire may be visible for several days though as interior pockets continue to burn.”
Fire Updates http://www.fs.usda.gov/riogrande
PIO Contact Mike Blakeman, Rio Grande National Forest, 719-850-2360,Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Charles Downing, Mineral County, 719-658-2600