Elephant Butte Fire

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Elephant Butte Fire

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On July 13th, 2020 around 14:40 Evergreen Fire Rescue responded to a working wildland fire on Upper Bear Creek Rd. with multiple 911 calls reporting 40 to 60 feet flames. Crews arrived to heavy fire burning in steep and rocky terrain, request air support ops and started on structure protection. The fire is currently at 50 acres with 60% containment as of July 15th, 2020. Evacuation are still in place and the areas are from Upper Bear Creek Rd. south to Brook Forest Rd. east to Hwy. 73 including the Elk Meadow Open Space & Alderfer-Three Sisters Open Space which are closed. No injuries and no structures were lost. Evacuation Center is located at the Evergreen Middle School, and the King Murphy Elementary School in Clear Creek County is no longer a evacuation center. (Updated 07/15/2020 12:00)

Units on Scene:

Evergreen: 103 105, 116. 152, Engine 133, Brush 153, Engine 135, Engine 137, Engine 138, Brush 156, Tanker 161, Tender 162, Tender 171, Tender 173, Tender 175 & Tender 177

Colorado Division of Fire Prevention & Control: MMA 2A & MMA 327

Air Support: Tanker 22 (Airstrike), Tanker 862 (CO Fire Aviation SEAT), Tanker 864 (CO Fire Aviation SEAT), 722HT (2HT), 725HT (5HT),  792HT (92HT) & N833PA (Firehawk)

USFS Air Support: Lead Plane N24HD, Tanker 02 (Neptune Aviation) & Tanker 101 (Erickson Aero Tanker)

Elk Creek Fire Protection District, Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District, Platte Canyon Fire Protection District, Black Hawk Fire Department, Jefferson County Sheriff, Colorado State Patrol, Jefferson County Open Space Ranger, Clear Creek County Sheriff, Denver Mountain Parks, U.S. Forest Service, Pike Interagency Hotshot Crew, Tatanka Hotshot Crew (South Dakota) & Jefferson County Type 3 IMT

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