Lower North Fork Fire: By The Numbers

3.790 Acres, 27 Homes Burned In Jefferson County

The Lower North Fork Fire has destroyed homes and property and taken the lives of two people.

Here are all the statistics on the fire as of Wednesday morning:

  • Acres burned: 3,790
  • Containment: 0%
  • Homes destroyed: 27
  • Lives lost: 2 people. A husband and wife
  • Missing: 1 woman missing in the fire zone
  • Firefighters: 160 went to fire lines on Wednesday morning. More in reserve
  • Firefighters from: 5 states -- Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, South Dakota and throughout Colorado
  • Tankers: 3. Two heavy tankers, 1 single engine air tanker
  • Helicopters: 4. Two from Buckley Air Force Base, 2 more arriving on Wednesday
  • Helicopter bucket capacity: nearly 500 gallons of water
  • Water dropped: estimated 30,600 gallons on Tuesday
  • Evacuations: Approx. 900 homes evacuated
  • On standby for evacuations: 6,500 homes
  • State liability: $600,000 max.
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