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Incident #: ARF-354 Fire Start: 4 months ago Location: 13.1 miles SW of Fraser, CO Acres: 1,260 Agency: Fort Collins Interagency Dispatch Center (CO-FTC) Dispatch Notes: Iqcs: 00000414035
Fire Growth Potential
Updated: 19 hours, 58 mins ago — The Sugarloaf Fire started on Thursday, June 28, 2018, from a lightning strike near the South Fork of Darling Creek, just south of Byers Peak Wilderness. The area is rugged and steep, remote with no roads and no safety zones for firefighters. It is part of a mountain pine beetle epidemic that devastated lodgepole pine forests 20 years ago in various parts of the Forest. The numerous dead trees still standing now present a particularly dangerous condition from extreme overhead hazards and high potential for sudden and unexpected tree fall. While the fire isn't actively burning or growing at this time, the burn area still contains hot spots and is being closely monitored. Trees in the area continue to fall without warning. For public safety, Darling Creek Trailhead and Trail as well as the burned area will remain closed for the foreseeable future.
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland U.S. Forest Service 2150 Centre Avenue Building E Fort Collins Colorado 80526 Fort Collins, CO 80526
Date of Origin
Thursday June 28th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
13 miles southwest of Fraser, CO
Burn Area Still Hot. Will Burn Until It Receives Significant Snowfall.
39.812 latitude, -105.995 longitude
Timber (Litter and Understory): Light logging slash; Fire was in 60% mortality lodgepole pine.
The water system placed around the structures (Trails End Ranch and Ute Park Ranch) will continue to be inspected and tested to ensure they are ready should the need for them arrive. Continue monitoring the fire in Darling Creek and the side drainage to the west.