|A Colorado State Patrol Trooper snapped this pic of the |
Cold Springs Fire, visible beyond the CSP road closure point.
State Patrol Troopers were among the first to report the Cold Springs Fire outside of Nederland. The Division of Fire Prevention and Control quickly mobilized one of two Multi-Mission Aircraft to the Cold Springs Fire to map the fire and provide critical information about the fire.
By Sunday, July 10, emergency responders were fighting fires in Fremont County (Hayden Pass Fire), near Leadville (Lodgepole fire), and just off of C-470 and I-70 (Hogback Fire).
|DHSEM Field Manager Cory Stark staffs the |
Boulder EOC in response to the Cold Springs Fire
In addition, representatives from both divisions deployed to provide their expertise on-site at the Cold Springs Fire and Hayden Pass Fire responses.
As local fire agencies responded, Troopers assisted their efforts by setting up and managing road closures - both to keep the public out of areas too dangerous to enter and to enable the free flow of emergency response vehicles and equipment. DFPC Fire Management Officers mobilized to provide direct technical assistance to the local jurisdictions, and DFPC deployed both Single Engine Aircraft and Multi-Mission Aircraft to assist with mapping, tracking, and fighting the fires.
DFPC has secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) allocation for the Cold Springs Fire to assist with firefighting costs.