Hicks Fire – Final Update

Gunnison, Colorado, Aug. 2, 2021
Name: Hicks Fire
Location: 2.5 miles south of Highway 50, 5 miles southwest of Sargents, off National Forest System Trail (NFST) #492 on the Gunnison National Forest, Saguache County
Size: Approximately 1.3 acres
Cause: Lightning
Emergency Closures: All closures have been lifted.

Current Situation:
Recent precipitation and minimal fire behavior allowed firefighters to put a line completely around the Hicks fire. It was reported as controlled at 12 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 1 and all resources have been released. Throughout the weekend, firefighters performed mop up (cleaning up) operations and patrolled the fire perimeter monitoring the area for any increased fire activity. The fire will continue to be in patrol status for the next several weeks.

Firefighter and public safety have always been the highest of priority on this incident.

Fire Information Links:
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests Fire Information: (970) 874-6602
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests website: www.fs.usda.gov/gmug
West Slope Fire Information: www.WestSlopeFireInfo.com
GMUG Fire Info Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GMUGFireInfo
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GMUG_NF
Wildfire fire smoke may affect your health. For more information visit: https://www.colorado.gov/cdphe/wood-smoke-and-health.

Hicks Fire – 1000 Update

Gunnison, Colorado, July 30, 2021
Name: Hicks Fire
Location: 2.5 miles south of Highway 50, 5 miles southwest of Sargents, off National Forest System Trail (NFST) #492.
Size: Approximately 1.3 acres
Cause: Unknown
Jurisdiction: USFS
Resources Assigned: 1, 10-person helitack, 1, 10-person suppression module (Sentinel), 1-Type II Helicopter
Containment: 0%; Estimated Containment: 10 p.m. today.
Threatened Structures: 0
Emergency Closures: NFST #490, NFST #491, NFST #491.1A and NFST #492

As of 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 30, the Hicks fire showed no significant growth. The fire is located 2.5 miles south of Highway 50, approximately 5 miles southwest of the Sargents area and it is just off the NFST #492 on the Gunnison National Forest, Saguache County. This fire is being aggressively suppressed.

There are active flames on this small fire burning in heavy down and dead logs in a Lodgepole Pine forest in mountainous terrain. Smoke can be seen from Highway 50. Caution signs are set up along Highway 50. A Type II helicopter is on-site and equipped to drop water on the fire, if needed. A 20-person crew has been ordered. Thunderstorms and moisture are expected today and through the weekend. There are no structures threatened or values at risk at this time. In the interest of public safety, fire officials ask to please avoid the area and respect all emergency closures. Firefighter and public safety remain the priorities on this incident.

Fire Information Links:
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests Fire Information: (970) 874-6602
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests website: www.fs.usda.gov/gmug
West Slope Fire Information: www.WestSlopeFireInfo.com
GMUG Fire Info Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GMUGFireInfo
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GMUG_NF
Wildfire fire smoke may affect your health. For more information visit: https://www.colorado.gov/cdphe/wood-smoke-and-health.


New Fire Start—Hicks Fire

Gunnison, Colorado, July 29, 2021
Name: Hicks Fire
Location: 2.5 miles south of Highway 50, 5 miles southwest of Sargents, off National Forest System Trail (NFST) #492
Size: Approximately 1.23 acres
Cause: Unknown
Jurisdiction: USFS
Resources:
1-3 person squad
1-Type II Helicopter
Containment: 0%
Threatened Structures: 0
Emergency Closures: NFST #490, NFST #491, NFST #491.1A and NFST #492

As of 5:13 p.m., Thursday, July 29, the Hicks fire was reported. The location is 2.5 miles south of Highway 50 approximately 5 miles southwest of the Sargents area and it is just off the NFST #492 on the Gunnison National Forest, Gunnison County.
There are active flames on this small fire and smoke can be seen from Highway 50. Caution signs are being set up along Highway 50. A Type II helicopter is on-site and dropping water on the fire. There are no structures threatened or values at risk at this time. An update will be provided in the morning. In the interest of public safety, fire officials ask to please avoid the area. Firefighter and public safety remain the priorities on this incident.

Fire Information Links:
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests Fire Information: (970) 874-6602
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests website: www.fs.usda.gov/gmug
West Slope Fire Information: www.WestSlopeFireInfo.com
GMUG Fire Info Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GMUGFireInfo
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GMUG_NF
Wildfire fire smoke may affect your health. For more information visit: https://www.colorado.gov/cdphe/wood-smoke-and-health.

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