The Bull Draw Fire Intensifies
Increased heat, wind, and low humidity rekindle the Bull Draw Fire.
The Bull Draw Fire has already consumed over 30,000 acres and is currently at 60% containment. The recent warm weather along with winds over 20 MPH have caused the interior of the fire to flare back up. The US Forest Service advises that there will be increased smoke and that smoke will be more visible across the western slope for the next several days. The good news is that the fire isn't currently threatening any communities or structures.
The recent increase in activity is common for a fire of this size. Fire Managment Officials say it may require a "season-ending" event, such as a heavy rainfall to fully extinguish this fire. Authorities want the public to know that firefighters are taking action to bring the "flare up" under control and that the situation is being properly responded to.
For up-to-the-minute information on the Bull Draw Fire go to the InciWed Incident Information System by clicking HERE.
Credit: US Forest Service