Lime Gulch Fire 2013

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The Lime Gulch Fire was part of the 2013 Colorado Wildfire Season. This fire was contained June 23, 2013 near Reynolds Park (Southeast of Conifer, CO) in a sparsely populated area. However, mostly dry lightning storms passed over the area starting multiple small fires; mainly in very remote areas. With weather conditions expected to continue to be prime for active fire behavior these fires could quickly grow and threaten surrounding populated places. More information will be posted here, and if any one or more new fires pose a significant threat on their own/combined a new wiki page will be created.

General location:

Information on fire from InciWeb

Response Phase

An effort to coordinate OpenStreetMap editing for the Black Forest Fire 2013 was scaled up to include the most threatening, to life and property, fires burning in the State of Colorado; including the Lime Gulch Fire.

These fires have burned/are burning in between areas that have burned in relatively recent history; including last year's Lower North Fork Fire and that area was mapped some during that event. Buildings were not traced and only roads in the immediate area were fixed to an acceptable level.

This is also close to the 'home' area of russdeffner and some general area clean-up has occurred as well as tracing of previous 'fire scars'.

Most of these fires are near the junction of the Park/Jefferson/Douglas/Teller county boundaries. The area of Pine/Pine Grove and Deckers still needs some work and surrounding areas may still be 'TIGER deserts'.

Recovery Phase

So far, very few structures have been reported damaged in the Lime Gulch and other surrounding area small fires. Natural polygons can be updated as imagery is available. No recovery mapping has been requested.

Other Colorado Wildfires

2013 Colorado Wildfire Season