The Lost Hubcap Fire is located approximately 5 miles south of the community of Monument. Fire fighters have spent the last two days mopping–up without the need for helicopter water drops. The last two days have really paid off, as the fire fighters have progressed to the final step- fire suppression repair.
This involves mitigating the effects of potential erosion on the fire line. The following actions will be taken:
- Remove all litter from the fire area.
- Remove all excess firefighting equipment from fire.
- Waterbar all control lines (dozer and hand) as appropriate to protect water quality.
- Remove any soil material immediately adjacent to stream beds to protect dry and wet streams.
- Dozer-created berms will be back-bladed to a near natural state.
- Remove any structure from streams.
- Pre-existing, re-opened, and new roads will be stabilized to protect water quality and road surface material.
There has been one injury to a fire fighter.
Fire information at a Glance:
Size: 2,984 acres
Resources assigned: 21 crews, 5 helicopters, 19 engines, 4 bulldozers, 9 water tenders.
Total personnel: 620
Estimated costs to date: $2.28 M
Cause: Under investigation
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