Little Sand Fire Daily Update – July 9, 2012 8:30 AM – San Juan National Forest
Command of the Little Sand Fire will return to the Pagosa Springs Ranger District at 0800 Tuesday, July 10.
Continued cool, wet weather has reduced fire behavior to isolated smoldering in heavy fuels. This weather is expected to continue for the next several days. Full containment is expected by July 27, 2012.
All fire line and structure protection rehabilitation is complete.
Local resources will continue to monitor the fire. If warranted, an expanded suppression organization can be formed rapidly to deal with any threats to the containment area.
The telephone information line listed below will remain valid until the fire is considered to be controlled.
Fire Statistics at a Glance:
Start Date: May 13th, 2012 Cause: Lightning Acreage: 24,900
Containment: 60% Personnel: 53 Hand Crews: 0
Structures Destroyed: 0 Aviation: 1 helicopter Engines: 2
Dozers: 0 Injuries: 2 Cost to Date: $7.537Million
Cooperating Agencies: Hinsdale County, Archuleta County, USFS, CSFS
Information on the Little Sand Fire may be obtained by calling (970) 444-2201 or from the following web sites:
Little Sand Blog: https://littlesandcofire.wordpress.com/
About Me: http://about.me/little sand cofire
Archuleta County: http://www.acemergency.org/
Regional Information Support Team: http://wildlandfires.info