Cinnamon Bear Fire 30% Contained – Map here.
There is a fire burning South East of Pagosa Springs on US Forest Service land. photo was made a few miles from Blanco Road on the Blue Creek Jeep Trail. That is V-Rock Mountain in the distance. In the sky is one of the support aircraft.
October 8, 2012 10:00 AM
The Cinnamon Bear Fire, burning on National Forest land 11 miles southeast of Pagosa Springs, CO, is estimated at 85 acres. This number is less than was estimated yesterday due to better and more accurate mapping. As of yesterday evening, the fire is 30% contained. Fire managers are expecting more favorable conditions today that may help increase containment. A total of 78 personnel are on the fire including the Sierra Hotshots, 2 Juniper Valley crews, and several individuals from Pagosa Fire Protection District, Upper Pine Fire Protection District, Archuleta County Emergency Management, Ute Mountain Agency, Durango Helitack, Wasatch Helitack, Mesa Verde National Park and the Pagosa Ranger District. One type 1 helicopter and one type 3 helicopter are also being utilized. Over the weekend, SEATs (Single engine air tankers) made several drops to stop or limit the advancement of the head of the fire.
For updates, please check www.acemergency.org
Incident Name: Cinnamon Bear
Current Size: 110 acres, as of 1800, 10/7
Location: 11 miles southeast of Pagosa Springs, CO
On National Forest
West of Blanco River, north of Big Branch Creek, and west of Big Branch Road
T34N, R1E, Sec. 28 and 21
Cause: Lightning holdover from Saturday, September 29th
Discovery: Friday, October 5th, afternoon
Fire is burning in Ponderosa pine with a Gambel Oak understory and patches of mixed conifer. The fire is burning in an east to northeast direction. Handcrews are working with aerial resources to contain the fire. Fire will be transitioned to a Type 3 IC this afternoon. No roads or area closures are in effect at this time.
Current Resources on Scene:
22 firefighters from local and cooperating agencies
Two 20-person handcrews
One Type 3 helicopter
One Type 1 helicopter
Two Single Engine Airtankers (SEATs) were used on Saturday
One SEAT will be used Sunday.
One Hotshot crew
US Forest Service
Pagosa Springs Fire Protection District
Upper Pine Fire Protection District
Mesa Verde National Park
Ute Mountain Agency
Archuleta County Emergency Management
Colorado Department of Corrections