Reservoir Road Fire Update
Sept. 16, 2010 – 8:00 p.m
Fire Information: 970-498-5500
Website Info: www.inciweb.org
As of 7:00 p.m. this evening, the Reservoir Road fire was declared 100 percent contained. The Great Basin Type 1 Incident Management Team will turn it over to a local Type 3 Incident Management Team in the morning. Numerous firefighters and equipment assigned to the fire will be released tomorrow, however firefighters assigned to the Type 3 organization will still be working in the area. Residents are asked to avoid driving on the roads early in the morning and in the evening during shift changes by firefighters and to limit tours into the fire area until work has been completed.
All roads above the intersection of County Road 18E and County Road 31 are open to residents and fire personnel only. In order to get beyond the roadblock, residents must have a pass. These roads are expected to remain closed at least through the weekend.
Firefighters were able to complete line construction on the north flank of the fire today. This section of the fire was the most difficult to access and was very steep and rocky. As the fire is turned back to local resources, firefighters remaining on scene will continue to patrol the area mopping up any hotspots that they find and work on rehabilitation of containment lines.
Note: This will be the last update from the Reservoir Road Fire unless additional information needs to be released by the local agencies that will be managing the incident. For a recorded update on the fire, call 970-498-5500. For post evacuation support, the public can call 211 or 866-485-0211. This number will be staffed from 8-8 Monday through Friday and 9-5 Saturday.
Public Safety Message:
Now that residents have been allowed back into the fire area, they are reminded to remain vigilant of hazards that may exist.
Residual smoke and ash can present a health hazard especially to those with breathing difficulties. There are still areas within the fire perimeter that are smoldering, and residents can expect to see smoke as these areas flare up.
Quick Fire Facts
Date started: 09/12/2010
Location: 4 miles W of Loveland, CO
Percent Contained: 100%
Number of Personnel: 375, 6 Type 1 crews (hot shots), 2 Type 2 crews
Equipment: 15 engines, 4 water tenders
Residences destroyed: 2
Size: 750 acres
Expected Containment: 09/16/2010
Aircraft: helicopters 1 medium
Retardant: 97,500 (cumulative)
Cost to Date: $ 2,089,000