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-7--Reenacted travel rates along Helitack route.


Location

Segment
distance

Elapsed
time

Segment
time

Rate


feet

Ft/s
Red Bags

0

0:00

North from red bags to south edge of knob directly north of H-2

150

1:00

1:00

2.5

North from south side of knob to north side of knob

180

1:55

0:55

3.3

North from knob to Saddle

344

2:45

0:50

6.9

North from South edge of Drop Zone

132

4:09

1:24

1.6

Edge of gulley where the helitack crew were found

761

7:04

2:55

4.4

From edge of gulley to middle of site where the two helitack crewmembers died

274

9:01

1:57

2.3

Total distance traveled by helitack crew from red bags to fatality site

1,841

9:01

9:01

3.4


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Title: Appendix B: Table B-7 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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