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-6--Reenacted smokejumper travel rates in Double Draw Area.


Location

Segment
distance

Elapsed
time

Segment
time

Rate


feet

Ft/s
Petrilli Photo Point

0

0:00

Petrilli Photo Point to 100 ft below Lunch Spot where jumpers met Mackey

533

4:16*

4:16

2.1*

From jumper/Mackey meeting site to Lunch Spot

100

5:04

0:48

2.1

From Lunch Spot up ridge to lower deployment site - two smokejumpers

775

11:52*

6:48

1.9

From lower deployment site to upper deployment site - six smokejumpers

192

13:34

1:42

1.9

Total distance from Petrilli Photo Point to upper deployment site

1,600

13:34

13:42

2.0

Longanecker locations in Double Draws to Lunch Spot

984

7:40

7:40

2.0


* Estimated.

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Title: Appendix B: Table B-6 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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