19 Apr 2008, 6:30pm
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Ordway Fire

Where: Ordway, Crowley Co., Colorado

Date of Origin: 04/15/2008 at 1500 hrs

Situation as of 04/18/08:
Total Personnel ~300
Size 8,900 acres
Percent Contained 100%

Summary: Two firefighter fatalities. Fire Chief Terry DeVore and firefighter John Schwartz died Tuesday when their fire truck crossed a burned bridge and plunged into a ravine. See [here].

More than 24 homes were destroyed. Video [here]

Evacuations: 1,200 people evacuated. Evacuation order lifted.

Cause: two insufficiently extinguished controlled burns that rekindled. See [here].



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