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Indian Gulch and Evergreen Fires
Indian Gulch Fire Update

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Air support is now active
Two single-engine air tankers have dropped fire retardant and are headed to reload.

Overnight, two homes near the west end of the fire were threatened, but firefighters were able to protect them through effective mitigation on-site. The buildings are in a remote area off Rens Run Road, and there were no other buildings threatened.

Residents are reminded that animals may be evacuated to one of two facilities:
Pets may be taken to the Foothills Animal Shelter.
Large animals may be taken to the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.
There is no charge, and volunteers are available to care for the animals.

8:32 AM

Golden Gate Canyon Road is closed at the mouth of the canyon just west of Hwy. 93.

* Nearly 1,200 acres have burned
* The fire is 15% contained
* Fire officials expect two single-engine air tankers and two helicopters to be available to fight the fire this morning.
* High winds are expected today, with gusts as high as 75 MPH
* 200 firefighters will be working the fire today, with hand crews arriving from out of state
* A Type 1 incident management team will arrive this evening to take over fire management

Monday, March 21, 2011

Evergreen Fire Update

As of 7:00 p.m: Crews expect 100% containment of this fire by midnight tonight. All evacuations from the Evergreen fire have been lifted. All residents have been cleared to return home. The evacuation center at Evergreen High School has been closed.


Created:03/22/11, Modified:03/22/11, expires:03/22/11, priority:3