Firefighters contain blaze near Bond
July 2, 2014
BOND — On Saturday, Rock Creek Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a report of smoke on Copper Spur Road in Bond.
Upon arrival, Chief Brita Horn and Rock Creek volunteers along with community members began suppressing the fire with water and hand tools while other agencies were dispatched. Due to the increase in winds, the main fire caused six spot fires. Other agencies arrived on scene and began to extinguish the fire in fir trees, cottonwood trees and pinyon and juniper which was thick with live and dead timber. The fire was also burning in a drainage with steep terrain that was challenging to access.
Greater Eagle Fire Protection District, Gypsum Fire Protection District, Eagle River Fire Protection District, Vail Fire and Rescue, Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service-Yampa Engine, Eagle County Sheriff’s Office and Rock Creek Volunteer Fire Department were able to contain the fire to just under a half an acre, preventing it from spreading to nearby structures. Under the mutual aid agreement, decided by all the county chiefs, the county departments join together as a multi agency task force to help suppress wildfire in the first operational period. The Forest Service and BLM are continuing to monitor the fire until it is out.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.