Red Flag Warning – Tuesday April 17th – No Open Burning

The National Weather Service Fire Weather Desk has determined that “extreme” fire weather conditions will be present in our District Tuesday, April 17, and has issued a Red Flag Warning for the entirety of the Coal Creek Canyon Fire Protection District. No open burning will be permitted within the District on April 17.

Our fire weather zones are Fire Weather Zone 239 (below 6,400 ft) and Fire Weather Zone 215 (above 6,400 ft.).

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Coal Creek Canyon 9Heath Fair – Saturday April 28th – 8am to 1pm

This year’s 9Health Fair is coming up this month at the CCC K-8 school. This is a community event, primarily staffed by volunteers from the Coal Creek Canyon community. The Coal Creek Canyon Fire Department will be there helping out, and we’d love to see you there. Tell a friend, bring a friend. Please do spread the word.

Here is the list of screening available this year:

Screenings at CCC 9Health Fair 2018

Here is a video from Trudy on one of the blood test screenings, and the importance of having this test done:

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Red Flag Warning – Thur April 12 – No Open Burning

The National Weather Service Fire Weather Desk has determined that “extreme” fire weather conditions will be present in our District Thursday, April 12, and has issued a Red Flag Warning for the entirety of the Coal Creek Canyon Fire Protection District. No open burning will be permitted within the District on April 12.

Our fire weather zones are Fire Weather Zone 239 (below 6,400 ft) and Fire Weather Zone 215 (above 6,400 ft.).

Check here for the latest Warning: National Weather Service Alert.

 

 

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Red Flag Warning – Wed April 11th – No Open Burning

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the Coal Creek Canyon Fire Protection District on Wednesday 4/11. No open burning will be permitted within the District during this time.

For more detailed information see: the red flag warning

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High Wind Watch – No Open Burning – Friday, March 16th

High Winds Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Watch for Friday, March 16. No open burning will be permitted within the Coal Creek Canyon Fire Protection District.

For more details see the notification:

https://f1.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=COZ035&warncounty=COC013&firewxzone=COZ215&local_place1=2%20Miles%20ESE%20Pinecliffe%20CO&product1=High+Wind+Watch&lat=39.9255&lon=-105.3942

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Red Flag Warning – No Open Burning Today (Sunday, March 4)

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for today –  Sunday, March 4 – that includes Coal Creek Canyon. A Red Flag warning means weather conditions (typically a combination of winds, heat, and low humidity) are set for potential extreme fire behavior; i.e. significant combustion and rapid spread.

A red flag warning allows NO open air burning. The forecast is for high fire danger through Monday.

For more information see the National Weather Service bulletin.

Our fire weather zones are Fire Weather Zone 239 (below 6,400 ft) and Fire Weather Zone 215 (above 6,400 ft.).

 

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High Winds Causing Ground Blizzard Whiteouts

Highway 93 is a challenging road to drive in many conditions, but when wind and snow combine it can get treacherous with ground blizzard whiteout conditions.

Snow blows across roads when temperatures are cold enough that fallen snow stays as powder, instead of forming a crust. Highway 93 is highly susceptible to this because it has flat expanses of field on either side, and winds regularly flow across it.

This morning whiteouts were so bad that Coal Creek Fire rescue vehicles were unable to proceed, due to zero visibility. Colorado State later patrol closed highway 93. Travel is not recommended when whiteout conditions occur (and they can occur on all our local roads.)

Highway 93 can be a dangerous road during snows, but also after snows, when the roads appear dry. Just like CCC that can be dry up top but icy down in the canyon, highway 93 & 72 can be dry for long stretches, but then (without much warning) becomes big patches of snow and ice. Snows blow over the road but then thaw/refreeze on the road.

Stay cautious and safe out there.

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High Wind Warning – No Open Burning This Weekend (Feb 17-18)

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning starting midnight Friday (Feb 16) that includes the Coal Creek Canyon Fire Protection District. Wind gusts of 70 to 85 MPH are possible through the weekend, which greatly increases the danger of significant combustion and rapid spread for any wildland fire. Because of this:

NO OPEN BURNING WILL BE PERMITTED IN THE COAL CREEK CANYON FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT SATURDAY OR SUNDAY (Feb 17-18)

For more information see the National Weather Service bulletin.

Our fire weather zones are Fire Weather Zone 239 (below 6,400 ft) and Fire Weather Zone 215 (above 6,400 ft.).

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Colorado State Patrol Memorial Signs

Colorado State Patrol Memorial Signs

There are new roadside memorial signs at the bottom of the canyon. These are part of an effort by Colorado State Patrol to memorialize the sites of fallen CSP officers. Here is the information behind this site.

This accident occurred January 23, 1966:

“Patrolman Carhart and Sergeant Alcorn were killed in an accident while on normal patrol assignment. Alcorn was conducting a training and evaluation on duty tour to observe rookie Carhart’s performance. The patrol car was eastbound on Colorado 72 when it went out of control on a curve. The car ran off the road and rolled. Both officers were fatally injured. The exact cause of the accident was never determined. “

For more information on Colorado State Patrol officer legacies, visit:

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/csp/csp-fallen-officer-legacies

Sergeant Albert M. Alcorn

Sergeant Albert M. Alcorn

Patrolman Nicholas A. Carhart

Patrolman Nicholas A. Carhart

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High Wind Warning and Open Burn Ban Through Wednesday

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for this evening and Wednesday (11/1) that includes Coal Creek Canyon. Wind gusts are expected to exceed 70 mph tonight and into tomorrow, which greatly increases the danger of significant combustion and rapid spread for any wildland fire. Because of this, effective immediately:

NO OPEN BURNING WILL BE PERMITTED IN THE CCC FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT THROUGH MIDNIGHT WEDNESDAY (11/1)

For more information see the National Weather Service bulletin.

Our fire weather zones are Fire Weather Zone 239 (below 6,400 ft) and Fire Weather Zone 215 (above 6,400 ft.).

 

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