West Fork Fire Complex grows to 8,375 acres with high growth potential
SUN Photo/ Mike Pierce
With extreme conditions present the West Fork Fire Complex doubles in size on Wednesday afternoon.
|Date of Origin:
||Wednesday June 05th, 2013 approx. 12:30 PM
||14.5 mi NE of Pagosa Springs
||Timber with heavy dead standing bug kill
||Extreme fire behavior; 100 ft flame lengths; spotting up to 3/4 mile. Red Flag Warning Thurs-Sat.
||The strategy is indirect attack and point protection tactics focusing on efforts where probability of success is highest while not compromising firefighter safety.
||Phoenix NIMO assumed command on June 19.
||15-25 G35 mph SW