Hicks Fire controlled in Saguache County
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - The Hicks Fire was reported in Saguache County at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 30. The fire was located 2.5 miles south of Hwy 50, approximately 5 miles southwest of the Sargents area, just off the National Forest System Trail #492 on the Gunnison National Forest, Saguache County.
The fire showed no significant growth and measures were taken to aggressively suppress the fire.
According to the Forest Service, there were active flames on this small fire burning in heavy down and dead logs in a Lodgepole Pine forest in mountainous terrain. Smoke could be seen from Hwy 50 and caution signs were set up along the highway. A Type II helicopter was on-site to help suppress the fire if needed. A 20-person crew had been ordered.
No structures or values were threatened or at risk during this time.
Due to the recent precipitation and minimal fire behavior over the weekend, firefighters were able to put a line completely around the Hicks Fire. The fire was reported controlled by 12 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 1. Throughout the weekend, firefighters performed cleaning up operations and patrolled the fire perimeter monitoring the area for any signs of fire activity.
The fire will continue to be in patrol status for the next several weeks.
Due to public safety, fire officials ask for everyone to avoid the area and respect all emergency closures.
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