DAILY UPDATE: Guernsey State Park Fire
June 13, 2012 1:30 p.m.
Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team C
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Guernsey State Park Fire is currently 2,835 acres with 95% containment.
- There are 424 local and agency firefighters from around the region working this fire.
- Evacuation notices and road closures have been lifted for the community of Hartville and the residents of Pleasant Valley Road.
Guernsey State Park officials announced on Wednesday and Thursday, June 13th and 14th, the State Park will allow persons with cabins, boats or private property escorted access in and out of the park from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The State Park intends to allow cabin owners access on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (June 15th, 16th and 17th). Also, beginning Friday June 15th, the State Park intends to allow persons who have reservations for the following campgrounds access for this weekend: Sandy Beach, Sandy Point, Sandy Cove, West Sandy and Cottonwood Cove. Long Canyon Campground, accessed only through Hartville due to road closures, will also be open beginning Friday June 15th. For more information on restrictions or to coordinate an escort into the park, contact the State Park office at 307-777-6324. Be advised that any openings and restrictions are subject to change based on assessment of fire hazard conditions.
A standing room only crowd of 115 citizens attended the community meeting held at Guernsey-Sunrise School last night. Officials from the Rocky Mountain Area Incident Management Team C, Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming Dept of Emergency Management, Wyoming State Forestry Division, Platte County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Mayor of Guernsey and the Mayor of Hartville briefed those in attendance on the history of the events leading up to the Guernsey State Park fire as well as the current situation and future outlook. Team C Incident Commander Joe Lowe stated: “The local emergency responders from the communities of Guernsey and Hartville are the real heroes of this tremendous effort. We stepped in and built upon what they started and as a result we have had a positive outcome. Together we worked as ‘One Team, One Fight’.”
A Red Flag Warning with high winds and low relative humidity has been issued for the Guernsey State Park fire area today. Hand crews and engines are continuing mop up operations and will be supported by one Type 2 helicopter and two Type 3 helicopters.
Over the next several days small plumes of smoke may be visible within the fire boundary. Residents and visitors are urged to refrain from taking any action in extinguishing these small smoke plumes. You may notify local authorities of concerns by calling 911.
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