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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Official Reservoir Road Fire Update

General Information/Announcements

Firefighters continue to make good progress on containment of the Reservoir Road fire. The Incident Management Team will be evaluating the results of today’s suppression efforts and assessing conditions for allowing residents back into their homes. Firefighter and public safety are always first priority and residents will not be allowed back in until it is safe to do so.

Closures/Advisories/Evacuations

Evacuations: Evacuations are in effect for a four-mile radius from Pinewood Reservoir. A shelter has been established at the Church of Loveland located at 3835 SW 14th St.

Closures

All roads above the intersection of County Road 18E and County Road 31.

Donations

Donations are being accepted for those residents displaced by the fire. For more information on what is needed call 211. Donations can be taken to 629 SW 14th St., Loveland, Colorado. Please do not bring any items to fire camp as firefighters are well cared for on the incident.

Today’s Activity

Infrared flights have been flown on the fire nightly. Earlier flights have shown large pockets of heat throughout the area. Data from the infrared flight from last night shows small areas of isolated heat exist in the interior and along the north flank. Today firefighters will focus on completing line construction on the north and south flanks and mopping up hot spots identified by the infrared flight.

Public Safety Message:

Residents and the general public are reminded to take responsibility for their safety by obeying fire area closures, evacuation orders, and roadblocks.

Quick Fire Facts

Date started: 09/12/2010                   
Location: 4 miles W of Loveland, CO
Percent Contained: 35%
Number of Personnel: 557, 15 Type 1 crews (hot shots), 3 Type 2 crews
Equipment: 29 engines, 9 water tenders
Cause: Human
Size: 710 acres
Aircraft: helicopters 4 large
Retardant:  97,500 (cumulative)
Cost to Date: $ 1,067,000
Injuries: 1
Residences threatened: 200
Residences detroyed: 2

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