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|Ironton fire near Ouray contained|
|Written by Administrator|
|Wednesday, 03 July 2013 19:55|
Special to the Plaindealer
The Half Moon Fire was reported about 2:30 p.m. July 2, burning near Ironton Park, south of the town of Ouray. The fire resulted from lightning strike(s). Ouray Volunteer Fire Department resources were able to access the fire initially, followed by Forest Service resources including approximately 40 firefighters and 3 helicopters. The Half Moon Fire is estimated to be 1-2 acres in size and firefighters were able to construct line and use water drops to stop the spread into the evening hours yesterday. Firefighters will remain on site through the day, working to “mop up” hot spots and ensure the fire is contained.
|SOUTHWEST/SOUTH-CENTRAL STORM UPDATE|
The storm is intensifying and as of 8:14 a.m., US 160 over Wolf Creek Pass (10" of new snow measured this morning) is closed due to adverse weather and zero to low visibility (check CDOT's still cameras on www.cotrip.org--go to Road Conditions and/or see camera icons on map). Conditions are similar on US 550 passes (Coal Bank, Molas and Red Mountain). Coal Bank has recieved 12" of snow so far, Molas 14" and Red Mountain 9.5", as measured by forecasters with the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, which contracts with CDOT.
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