UPDATE: West Fork fire

UPDATE: 11am 06/25/2013
Updated perimeter map below - more details to follow.

UPDATE: 10am 06/24/2013
The West Fork Fire Complex remains 0% contained this morning, with another day of Critical Fire Danger in place for most of southern and western Colorado on the way. The three fires comprising of the West Fork Fire Complex have burned an estimated 75,150 acres as of Sunday night. There are 895 personnel battling the fires, with 3 type 1 helicopters, 2 type 2 helicopters, and 4 type 4 helicopters.

UPDATE: 10am 06/23/2013
The West Fork Fire Complex is now estimated at 70,257 acres according to the latest Inciweb report. With temperatures in the teens and single digits in the forecast today, fire officials expect the fire to continue it's active growth and erratic behavior Sunday. A Red Flag Warning remains in effect for much of southern Colorado today.

UPDATE: 11:00am 06/22/13
The West Fork Fire Complex map has been updated ( below ) with the latest fire perimeter through Friday night. Now estimated at just over 50,000 acres, the fire grew Friday but not nearly as explosively as on Thursday. Most of the fire growth was to the north / northeast. With the shift in the winds yesterday, all reports this morning are that the town of South Fork escaped the flames Friday - but the danger is far from over with dry winds, low humidities, and erratic winds in the forecast through the weekend.

UPDATE: 11:10am 06/21/13
The West Fork Fire has ballooned to nearly 30,000 acres today, up from an estimated 12,000 acres Thursday. This has forced many new evacuations in the area, including the town of South Fork, Colorado. Below is the updated map showing the incredible growth over the last 24 hours.

Previous discussion. . .
The West Fork fire grew dramatically today, from an estimated 3,800 acres Wednesday to now over 12,000 acres. The fire is burning near Wolf Creek Pass, and is 0% contained. Here is the latest perimeter map for that fire from GeoMac.

Brendan Heberton

Brendan is founder of Weather5280. He is co-founder of FreshyMap, and develops software for geospatial data analysis and visualization.

Denver, Colorado
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