Adobe Fire burning on National Forest land estimated at 85 acres

Posted at 6:46 AM, Jul 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-04 08:46:05-04

Latest estimates have the Adobe Fire at 85 acres.

National Forest land was closed Tuesday from Highway 96 to Oak Creek Grade road and along the west and east forest boundary lines. Highway 96 is not closed in the area. Approximately 150 firefighters are on scene fighting the fire on Forest Service land in Custer County, right along the Fremont County line.

Pre-evacuations have been issued for residents south of County Road 15 in Fremont County to the Custer County line as well as the Custer County subdivisions of Adobe Creek, Trinity Ranch and TV Hills.

(Map of the Adobe Fire as of 3 p.m. Tuesday)

Initial attack resources included five air tankers, three helicopters, three hand crews, three engine modules and one water tender. Additional support resources arrived late Tuesday. 

Additional support includes air support with with single engine air tankers and heavy air tankers, as air suppression is dropping water and fire retardant on the blaze.

Smoke is visible from Canon City and Florence. According to the Custer County Sheriff’s Office, the fire was discovered when a Forest Service plane was en route to the Spring Fire and saw smoke in the area.

There are no structures threatened at this time. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.