The Roach Fire is Estimated at 125 Acres with 50% Containment
The Roach Fire is estimated at 125 acres with 50% containment. The change in size is due to better mapping.The change in size is due to better mapping today.
It is located in the Old Roach area in the northwest portion of Larimer County, approximately four miles west northwest of Hohnholtz Lake. It is three miles south of the Colorado-Wyoming line. The fire is burning in the Roosevelt National Forest and no structures are currently threatened, with the closest structure six miles away.
Seven fire engines are on scene, along with a bulldozer, a water tender and five 20-person crews. A type 3 helicopter, a type 2 helicopter and air attack were utilized today. Approximately 130 people are working on the fire. There is good access in the area. Crews will be camping out near the fire tonight.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. It is burning in lodgepole pine in a mountain pine beetle hit area, with 50-70% mortality.