Abandoned campfire near Corona lake starts small fire, controlled same day
June 26, 2012
U.S. Forest Service Sulphur Ranger District crews responded to an escaped campfire in the Corona Lake area on Saturday evening, June 23.
The fire was the result of an abandoned campfire near Deadman Lake (less than one mile south of Corona Lake). Engine 681, the Shoshone National Forest Engine 611 and an engine form Granby Fire Department responded and controlled the fire at around 9 p.m.
The fire had grown to about 150 square feet, as other campers in the area had already done some work on the fire prior to the crews’ arrival.
Sulphur Ranger District officials remind the public that due to extreme fire danger resulting from an extended period of hot and dry weather, most public lands in this region, including the national forest, are in Stage II fire restrictions. No open campfires are allowed anywhere on the forest. Smoking, fireworks, charcoal grills and target shooting are also restricted on the National Forest.
If you do see somebody having a campfire, authorities urge witnesses to call the sheriff’s non-emergency line at 725-3913 or the Sulphur Ranger Station at 887-4100.