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Jul 5, 2012 10:07 AM by Greg Boyce

Thursday morning fire briefing

The Waldo Canyon Fire could reach full containment by tomorrow.  It is currently at 90 percent containment.

Residents in burned out areas will be allowed back in today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. along with representatives of their insurance companies.

Disaster Recovery Center is open again today at 105 N. Spruce, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The point of origin for the fire has been found.  Cause of fire has not been released, but investigators are focusing on that spot to figure out what happened.

Five hundred homes still have no natural gas, but that number could drop by half by the end of the day today.

Burn Area Team is here to start working on a plan to reforest and preserve burned out area.

Area around Blodgett Peak is remaining hot spot area and is last area of focus.  Airplanes and helicopters are being used to put out those remaining fires.  Fire will be considered extinguished when there has been no smoke seen and nothing showing on infrared cameras for 24 hours.

Rain yesterday helped firefighting efforts.

Outpouring of support for firefighters has been unprecedented.

Fire Information Number 719 328-4333.

City Information Number (including utilities questions) 719 955-0742.

This is the last scheduled fire briefing for the Waldo Canyon Fire.

 

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