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-4--Reenacted travel rates on West Flank Fireline.


Putnam
 

Cohen


Location*

Segment
distance

Elapsed
time

Segment
time

Rate

Elapsed
time

Segment
time

Rate


feet

Ft/s
 

Ft/s
Lunch Spot

0

0:00

0:00

Southernmost firefighters on fireline

220

1:26

1:26

2.6

Hipke start point, northernmost members of group on fireline

430

2:41

1:15

5.7

0:00

0:00

Stump

600

4:57

2:16

4.4

2:30

2:30

4.0

Spur Ridge

170

6:38

1:41

1.7

3:34

1:04

2.7

580 ft (firefighters in Archuleta photo)

100

7:13

0:35

2.9

4:03

0:29

3.5

Draw

135

7:46

0:33

4.1

4:28

0:25

5.4

Bottom of fatality site

162

8:52

1:06

2.5

5:14

0:46

3.5

Middle of fatality site

43

9:10

0:18

2.4

5:27

0:13

3.3

Tree

40

9:33

0:23

1.7

5:42

0:15

2.7

Blecha

79

10:44

1:11

1.1

6:30

0:48

1.6

Zero Point

121

11:32

0:48

2.5

7:00

0:30

4.0

Total from Hipke start point to Zero Point

1,450

8:51

2.7

7:00

3.5


*See table B-2 for distances from Zero Point.

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Title: Appendix B: Table B-4 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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