Denver, Colorado 2022-05-16 12:48:03 –
Teller County, Colorado — Firefighters continue to secure the area around the Hyperk fire, which was issued a fire alarm on Monday.
According to the incident management team, the Hyperk fire, about five miles west of Cripple Creek, expanded to 1,558 acres based on an overnight infrared flyover. It contains 27% and is mainly around its north and west sides.
Fire officials said late Sunday afternoon that the structure was approaching but not destroyed.
The A fire was reported on May 12th Immediately after 4 pm
Six firefighting helicopters drop water into the area of heat in a cycle that runs every three minutes. Air tankers are available, but haven’t been asked for help yet.
Fire officials said flame retardants were effective in controlling the flames when the crew dug the fire line.
The fuel is very dry around the fire growing in multiple directions.
Crew members along the western edge plan to continue to secure the edge of the fire as they move south to connect the handline and bulldozer line to the Four Mile Creek. Firefighters on the northeast side have secured areas of heat and are preparing residents in case of a nearby fire.They plan to secure a route from Lake Mua Drive to Rattlesnake Gulch
A fire alarm covers the fire area from noon to 8 pm on Monday.
According to the incident management team, isolated thunderstorms can move over the fire by the afternoon, resulting in the possibility of gusts, volatile winds, and light rain. Gusts can reach 30 mph and winds can reach 10 to 15 mph.
Teller County is under Phase 2 fire regulation.
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