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-3--Other measured distances.


Location

Description

Location

Description


feet

feet

400

Zero Point (top of West Flank Fireline at Main Ridge) to turnaround at Rocks on Main Ridge below H-1.

1,940*

Base of Double Draws (origin of blowup) to Erickson's spot fire.

790

Zero Point to center of H-1.

815*

Base of Double Draws to bench under West Flank Fireline.

60

Zero Point to "Y".

650*

Bench under West Flank Fireline to Hipke's start point (1,450 ft) for hike out.

110

Zero Point to Main Ridge Photo Point.

900*

Hipke's start point (1,450 ft) to Rocks under H-1 (straight uphill).

560

Zero Point to H-2.

2,040*

Erickson's spot fire to Helitack fatality site.

1,148

Zero Point to fire edge on West bench shown in fig. 29a.

600

Hipke's start point to Stump.

1,195*

Zero Point to spot fire seen by Erickson.

975*

Stump to Main Ridge (straight uphill).

2,640*

Lunch Spot to I-70 by way of West Drainage.

120

H-2 north to red bags.

630

Lunch Spot to Petrilli's Photo Point near Double Draws.

270

H-2 north to Shepard lookout position on knob.

984

Lunch Spot to Longanecker's position in Double Draws.

790

H-2 north to Saddle.

775

Lunch Spot to lower two jumper deployment sites below H-1.

925

H-2 to bottom of jumper Drop Zone.

970

Lunch Spot to upper six jumper deployment sites below H-1.

1,960

H-2 to Helitack fatality site.

1,200

Lunch Spot to edge of H-1.

400*

Erickson's spot fire to base of Spur Ridge.

1,225

Lunch Spot to H-1 center.

876*

Bottom of main fatality site to base of Spur Ridge.


* Measurements estimated from map.

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Title: Appendix B: Table B-3 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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