Waldo Fire News Release

   

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Contact: Barb Timock, Public Affairs Officer 719-553-1415

 U.S. FOREST SERVICE FOCUS OF WALDO CANYON FIRE IS ON PROTECTION OF LIFE AND RESOURCES

 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. June 24, 2012...The Waldo Canyon Fire on the Pike National Forest is a complex incident, and fire managers are working diligently to actively contain and suppress this fire with top consideration to protection of life, property, and natural resources.  The overarching objective is to maintain the safety of the public and the firefighters who are battling this wildfire. 

The U.S. Forest Service is providing people, equipment, and resources in support of this cooperative effort to contain the Waldo Canyon Fire.  

Resources currently allocated: 450 firefighters, (3) heavy air tankers, (4) Single Engine Air Tankers (SEAT), (1) lead plane, (1) Type-1 helicopter, (1) Type-3 helicopter.  A Type 1 National Team and more resources will be onsite tomorrow. Type 1 teams come with the capability to handle the most complex incidents.

Federal, state, and local fire managers are strategizing fire suppression tactics while monitoring fire behavior, the terrain, and weather forecasts. All firefighting strategies will prioritize the safety of the firefighters and the public.

 

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