Firing operations continue today on the 842 Fire

Favorable weather conditions aided crews yesterday on the 842 Fire as they successfully burned out another 370 acres, bringing the fire to a total of 407 acres. Burnout operations were used to help guide and contain the 842 Fire in the safest possible way for the firefighters and public. The results will reduce fuel loading on the landscape to help prevent a more severe wildfire in subsequent years.
Firing operations are planned again today, if weather conditions are cooperative.  The forecast for higher humidity is expected to help moderate fire activity, with an increasing likelihood of afternoon precipitation over the next 24 to 72 hours. Firefighters will be onsite monitoring fire behavior and using firing operations, as necessary, throughout the weekend.
Smoke will continue to be generated by firing operations or interior burning and may be visible along Colo. 151 and U.S. 160 in the areas around the HD Mountains and Chimney Rock National Monument. Although there are currently no travel or camping restrictions in the area, visitors in the area should be aware that fire activity could increase at any time, and they should remain vigilant.
For more information on the 842 fire, please contact the Columbine District Office at 884-2512 or visit Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5481/.

This story was posted on August 11, 2017.