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Decker Fire Salida

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Last Updated: 19 November 2020

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Decker Fire Salida

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Decker Fire has ordered nine more 20-person hand CREWS. They will be TYPE 2 IA CREWS coming all way from Oregon. The weather near SALIDA is not expected to be extreme through Thursday; winds will be from west or southwest at less than 11 to 14 mph but humidity will be very low single digits during the day and in the 30s at night. But beginning Friday and through the weekend, wind will increase to mid-teens with gusts in the 30s. There is a chance of rain or snow on Sunday. Those CREWS might be handy to have around on Friday and Saturday, and also to get more line construction and mopup before winds arrive. Decker Fire three miles South of SALIDA, Colorado continued to grow and Sunday put firefighters in a precarious situation. After Fire cross Fire lines on both east and west sides following three days of Red Flag Warnings, firefighters on the northeast side working to stop the spread had to use escape routes to take refuge in safe zones. After taking accountability to ensure all were safe, they reengaged after fire activity decrease. More Fire CREWS and aircraft have been requested and NEW evacuation orders for residents issue. The 8 118-acre Lightning-Cause Fire has been burning for about five weeks and is being managed or herded around, rather than fully suppress. For evacuation information contact CHAFFEE COUNTY Sheriffs Office, 719-539-2596, or Fremont COUNTY Emergency Management, 719-276-7416 719-276-7418, or visit CHAFFEE COUNTY Sheriff or Fremont COUNTY Sheriff's Facebook pages and websites. Resources assigned to Fire include: 18 hand CREWS, 27 Fire ENGINES, 4 DOZERS, 8 water tenders, and 7 HELICOPTERS for a total of 707 personnel. The Video below that shows smoke column blowing rapidly off to the left is a time-lapse, not real time. Even though Decker Fire South of SALIDA, Colorado is not full suppression Fire, quite a bit of fireline has been constructed on the perimeter. However, Mark Giacolettos TYPE 1 Incident Management Team reports that only 5 percent of the fire is contain. Most of the recent fire activity has occurred on the west side. Over the last two days, the fire has grown by 331 acres, bringing the total to 6 155 acres. The Photo at top of the article shows that portions of fire on the west side are creeping into stands of Aspen, which can slow spread considerably. Residents may see more smoke in the area Monday as fire managers burn out some areas on the East side. The objective is to remove fuel and slow the spread of the main fire. An Aerial ignition operation will be conducted by helicopter. Resources assigned to Fire include: 23 hand CREWS, 28 ENGINES, 3 DOZERS, 6 HELICOPTERS, 3 fix wing aircraft, and 10 water tenders For total of 806 personnel. There is now an interactive map available for Decker Fire at https: / arcg.

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