RMRS-RP-9
Research Paper RMRS-RP-9
Fire Behavior Associated with the 1994 South Canyon Fire on Storm King Mountain, Colorado


Appendix B: Chronology, Fire Behavior, Weather, Distances, Firefighter Travel Rates, and Fire Spread Rates

Table B-2--Measured distances along West Flank Fireline from Zero Point.


Feet

Description


0

Zero Point: Junction of Main Ridge and top of West Flank Fireline

15

Hipke's shelter

82

Hipke's pulaski, no handle

121

Firefighter fatality nearest top of Fireline (Blecha)

142

Bent handle shovel, handle charred

200

Tree and upper end of fatality site

240

Middle of fatality site

283

Lower end of fatality site

392

Pulaski head, no handle

445

Location of narrow Draw where Hipke passed Thrash and Roth

580

Firefighters shown in photos taken by Archuleta and Doehring from Photo Point

680

Top of Spur Ridge

850

Stump and felled tree

1,450

  Smokejumper (Hipke) starting point for hike back line toward Main Ridge

1,665

  Location of midpoint of Prineville crew prior to order to get out

1,880

Location of end of Prineville Hotshot crew prior to order to get out, fireline to south leads uphill to Lunch Spot

2,100

Lunch Spot

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Title: Appendix B: Table B-2 RMRS-RP-9 - Fire Behavior Associated with the 1994 South Canyon Fire on Storm King Mountain, Colorado
Publish Date: February 5, 1999
Last Update:
December 22, 2005

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