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July 14, 2016

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Cold Springs Fire Latest Update

Final Rocky Mountain Incident Management 2 Team Black Cold Springs Fire Report

On Friday, July 15, at 7 am, Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team Black will transfer the management of the Cold Springs Fire back to the local Boulder County Type 3 Incident Management Team.

Thursday, July 14, 2016 12 PM
Rocky Mountain Incident Management 2 Team Black
Email: coldspringsfire2016@gmail.com
Website: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4848/
Twitter: #ColdSpringsFire

Information Hours: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Cold
Springs Fire Update

Firefighters
continued to make good progress on all fronts of the Cold Springs Fire. Crews
will continue to secure the fire perimeter and mop-up around structures. Fire-weakened
trees and smoldering debris in mine shafts are hazards firefighters continue to
address. Today’s weather forecast includes temperatures in the mid-70s, winds
out of the west/northwest at 7-11 mph, and increasing relative humidity in the
afternoon. The Cold Springs Fire has burned 528 acres, is 80% contained, and
has burned predominantly on private land.

Aviation resources conducted a total
of 86 missions over the Cold Springs Fire. Fixed wing aircraft flew 89.7 hours
and rotor wing aircraft 63.0 hours. A total of 127,809 gallons of retardant and
209,873 gallons of water were dropped on the fire. There were a total 12 Type 1
and Type 2 crews, 173 overhead personnel, and 112 pieces of equipment including
fire engines, water tenders, and dozers working to contain the fire.
Firefighters came from as close as Nederland, Colorado and as far away as Washington
and Montana. A total of 5868 meals were served to incident personnel and
cooperators. The maximum number of personnel on the fire totaled 544. There
were a total of 196 law enforcement personnel assisting with evacuations,
medication runs, animal evacuations, fire perimeter patrol, and roadblocks. The
Cold Springs Fire perimeter stretched a total of 7.1 miles within which eight
residences and numerous out buildings were destroyed.

Due to the progress in containing the Cold Springs
Fire and residents returning home, daily community meetings at 1 pm and press
briefings at 5 pm concluded on July 13, 2016.

Residents returning to the Cold Springs Fire area
should expect to encounter a variety of hazards that include fire-weakened
trees, blowing ash, stump holes, and smoke over the next few weeks within the
fire perimeter. Homeowners are encouraged to visit www.ColdSpringsFireRecovery.org
or
www.BoulderOEM.com/Emergency-Status for recovery-related information.

On Friday, July 15, at 7 am, Rocky Mountain
Incident Management Team Black will transfer the management of the Cold Springs
Fire back to the local Boulder County Type 3 Incident Management Team.

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