Thursday, July 5, 2012 6:30 pm
MANCOS, Colo. - Russ Reimers' Type 3 incident management organization will transition command of the Weber Fire back to the Tres Rios Field Office on Saturday, July 7. A majority of the firefighters will return to their home unit or will report to other fires on Friday, July 6.
About one-tenth of an inch of precipitation on Wednesday night helped to further cool the few remaining hot spots inside the fire line. The majority of fire operations will be completed by the end of today's shift, including fire line rehabilitation. Firefighters continue to patrol for evidence of existing heat, although fire activity has been very minimal.
Agency-established standards require mop-up of at least 150 feet inside the line in the vicinity of structures and at least 75 feet elsewhere along the perimeter. These standards are expected to be met today. However, residents and visitors are reminded that smoke will continue to be visible inside the burn area for a while, where some isolated logs and stumps are still smoldering.
A public meeting was held Monday, July 2, to provide information to homeowners and the public about restoration and rehabilitation of lands. The BLM will continue restoration efforts on federal lands during the next several weeks. In addition, the Natural Resource Conservation District will plan additional informational sessions for private land owners. Questions regarding reforestation and restoration on private property should be directed to the Colorado State Forest Service at 970-247-5250 or NRCS at 970-565-9045, option 3.
Russ Reimers, Incident Commander of the Type 3 Incident Management Team, would like to express the Team's deep gratitude to the community and the cooperating agencies on this incident.
Other Information Sources: www.inciweb.org, select Weber.