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Jun 18

Buffalo Fire June 17 Emergency Blog Update

Posted to Blog de Emergencia (en español) by Erin Opsahl

Información del Incendio en Buffalo
Lisa Loncar- Comandante del Incidente
Domingo Junio 17, 2018, 10:30am

Contacto de prensa: Bill Jackson, Ranger del Distrito, 970-389-2460

Incendio en Buffalo 95% contenido; personal continua asegurando el perímetro de fuego.
Contensión: 95%
Personal total: 28
Hectáreas: 81
Empezó: Junio 12, 2018
Causa: Bajo investigación
Lugar: 2 millas al oeste de Silverthorne, Co

Resumen: Esta mañana, el manejo del incendio de Buffalo pasó a manos del Equipo de Manejo de Incidentes locales de Tipo 4. El incendio esta ahora en un 95 porciento contenido y recibió algo de lluvia la noche de ayer y esta mañana, lo que ayuda a sobremanera extinguiendo los puntos de fuego que todavia existen en el perímetro.

La Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Summit dió fin a las ordenes de evacuación, efectivo a las 11:00am del Domingo Junio 17. Al momento no existen evacuaciones o pre-evacuaciones.

Hoy, el personal está patrullando diligentemente el fuego en el área y extinguiendo los puntos de fuego que todavia existan al rededor del perímetro. El comportamiendo del fuego continua siendo menor hasta llegar al mínimo aunque existirá humo por algunos días.

"Nosotros agradecemos al público de antemano por adeherirse a las ordenes de cierre del perímetro y mantenerse completamente alejados del área mientras que los equipos se mantengan trabajando", dijo Bill Jackson, Ranger del Distrito. "Aun existen puntos humeantes en el perímetro de fuego que producirán humo; adicionalmente existen árboles débiles al fuego, hoyos y aún se están realizando operaciones."

Cierre de Vías: Las vías de Buffalo Mountain trail, Royal Buffalo trail, Buffalo Cabin trail, Buffalo-Willow Connect trail, Pasque trail y todas las otras vías de acceso a los puntos cercanos al área de incendio permanecerán cerradas para la seguridad del público. El distrito está evaluando el daño de estas vías a causa del fuego y determinará los pasos siguientes con respecto a una rehabilitación y/o restauración.

Oportunidades de Voluntariado: Para aquellos interesados en ayudar en el futuro con la reparación de las vías por favor comuniquese con los Amigos Ranger del Distrito de Dillon al 970-626-3449 o los Amigos de Eagles Nest Wilderness al 303-903-7127.

Vías Abiertas: Todas las otras vías previamente cerradas está ahora abiertas: North Tenmile trail, Meadow Creek trail, Lily Pad trail, Gore Range (norte de la Tenmile hacia la mezeta del norte de Willowbrook trail), Salt Lick sistema de vías, Mesa Cortina sistema de vías y el área de Red Buffalo Pass.

Información del Incendio:
Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5841/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/2018BuffaloFire/ 
Twitter: @SummitCountyGov o @WhiteRiverNews
Líneas telefónicas de información del incendio: 970-414-1632 or 970 -468-5400
Preguntas generales para la Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Summit: 970-453-2232
#BuffaloFire 

Jun 17

Buffalo Fire 95% contained! Pre-evacuation order lifted.

Posted to Summit County Emergency Blog by Julie Sutor

Buffalo Fire Information
Lisa Loncar-Incident Commander
Sunday June 17, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
                                                           
Press Contact: Bill Jackson, District Ranger, 970-389-2460

Buffalo Fire 95% contained; crews continue securing fire perimeter  
Containment: 95 %
Total Personnel: 28
Acres: 81
Start Date: June 12, 2018
Cause: Under investigation
Location: 2 miles west of Silverthorne, CO

Summary: This morning, management of the Buffalo Fire transitioned to a local Type 4 Incident Management Team. The fire is now 95 percent contained and received some rain last night and this morning, which is helping to cool smoldering hot spots within the fire perimeter.

The Summit County Sheriff's Office has lifted all evacuation orders, effective 11 a.m., Sunday, June 17. There are no evacuation or pre-evacuation orders in place.

Today, crews are diligently patrolling the fire area and mopping-up by extinguishing any smoldering hot spots along the perimeter. Fire behavior continues to be minimal, with the potential for occasional smoldering and smoking from the interior of the fire for several more days. 

“We thank the public in advance for adhering to the closure order and remaining completely out of the fire area while crews continue working,” said Bill Jackson, District Ranger. “There are still smoldering hot spots within the fire perimeter that may continue to produce smoke; additionally there are fire-weakened trees, stump holes and ongoing fire operations.”

Trail Closures: The Buffalo Mountain trail, Royal Buffalo trail, Buffalo Cabin trail, Buffalo-Willow Connect trail, the Pasque trail and all other trails or access points that enter the fire area remain closed for public safety. The District is evaluating damage to these trails that may have occurred during the fire and determining next steps for potential rehabilitation and/or restoration.

Volunteer Opportunities: For those interested in helping with future trail restoration efforts, please contact the Friends of Dillon Ranger District at 970-626-3449 or Friends of Eagles Nest Wilderness at 303-903-7127. 

Trail Openings: All other trails previously closed are now open: North Tenmile trail, Meadow Creek trail, Lily Pad trail, Gore Range (north Tenmile to the junction of north Willowbrook trail), Salt Lick trail system, Mesa Cortina trail system, Willowbrook trail system, and the area of Red Buffalo Pass. 

Fire Information:
Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5841/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/2018BuffaloFire/ 
Twitter: @SummitCountyGov or @WhiteRiverNews
Fire Information Phone: 970-414-1632 or 970 -468-5400
General Questions for Summit County Sheriff’s Office: 970-453-2232
#BuffaloFire

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Oct 05

Ribbon Cutting for Safe Routes to School

Posted to Summit Cove Loop Project Blog by Julie Sutor

Summit County and Summit School District will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday afternoon in appreciation of all our partners who contributed to the newly completed Safe Routes to School section of the Summit Cove Loop Project.

The event will include brief remarks from representatives of Summit School District, the Board of County Commissioners and CDOT, as well as a guest appearance by Colorado Rep. Millie Hamner.

Following the presentation, there will be activities for students and parents, including a bike rodeo, helmet checks and bike inspections. Light refreshments will be provided.

Join us to celebrate!

WHEN: 1:45 p.m., Friday, Oct. 6

WHERE: Summit Cove Elementary School, 727 Cove Blvd.