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11:34 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Lightning Strikes Result in Several Small Fires

UPDATE ON AREA WILDFIRES RESULTING FROM RECENT LIGHTNING STRIKES

Friday, July 29, 2012, 10:55 a.m. 

DURANGO– The Durango Interagency Fire Dispatch Center reports that several small fires started by lightning strikes in the past few days are now contained and/or controlled. Three lightning strikes in the southern HD Mountains southeast of Bayfield are under control, and a small fire on Devil Mountain west of Pagosa Springs is reported out.

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Road Closure
9:55 am
Fri June 29, 2012

US 550 Night Closures at Red Mountain Pass

TWO NIGHT CLOSURES PLANNED

RETAINING WALL WORK ON US 550 RED MOUNTAIN PASS

OURAY COUNTY – Colorado Department of Transportation contractor Midwest Rockfall will require at least two night closures of US 550 Red Mountain Pass for upcoming drainage pipe work. The drainage work is part of the project to repair two crib walls (retaining walls) under the southbound lane approximately 1.5 miles north of snow shed. The work will be completed by September 25, 2012.

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Ponderosa Fire
10:25 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Ponderosa fire breaks out near Ignacio

6/28/2012 By: Melanie B. Mazur and Denise Hess

According to the Pine River Times, a fire broke out Thursday afternoon east of CR 334 in the southern edge of the HD Mountains. Two helicopters, slurry bombers and other planes attacked the blaze from the sky as ground crews tried to make their way up the steep terrain.
After more than an hour of aerial attacks, the fire appeared to be diminishing.
Los Pinos fire said they had a crew on the site, but jurisdiction has been transferred to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Weber Fire Update
10:11 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Weber Fire Update

June 28, 2012,  7 p.m.

Weber Fire Containment Increases to 45 Percent

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Lightner Creek Fire
10:08 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Lightner Creek Fire Update

Lightner Fire Update – June 28, 4:00 PM

An additional two 20-person crews were on scene today to help with building fire line on the Lightner Fire, bringing the total number of personnel to 90. The fire did become more active mid-afternoon and increased an additional five acres in size to 85 acres. The helicopter has assisted firefighters throughout the day with water drops as needed.  An update on containment will not be available until this evening.

Non-residents are asked not to drive down County Road 208 due to the fire traffic on the road.

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Thursday Fire Update
1:32 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Southwest Colorado Fire Update

 

Weber Fire Update

11:00 a.m. - Thursday 6/30/12

MANCOS, Colo. - Firefighters continue to make progress on containing the Weber Fire near Mancos, Colorado. More mop-up has been completed along burned areas on the fire perimeter, bringing the containment up to 35 percent. The acreage has been revised to 9,279 acres due to more accurate mapping. There was minimal fire growth yesterday.

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Traffic Advisory
10:23 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Traffic Advisory

Latest Highway Impacts due to Wildfires DENVER – Here is the latest information from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) regarding state highway closures due to the wildfires burning in various areas of Colorado:  Colorado Springs/El Paso and Teller Counties - Waldo Canyon Fire US 24 Ute Pass:  U.S.

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Weber Fire Update
10:16 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Weber Fire Update

Update Wednesday, June 27, 2012 9:00 pm

Burnout Operations by Firefighters Proven Successful

MANCOS, Colo. - Burnout operations by firefighters were successful in the effort to contain the 9,168 acre Weber Fire with containment holding at 30 percent.

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Lightner Creek Fire
9:15 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Lightner Creek Wildfire

Durango Fire and Rescue responded to a blaze west of Durango, off Lightner Creek Road, on County Road 208 at approximately 12:15 pm Wednesday, June 27, 2012.  The fire is burning on private land and the Perins Peak State Wildlife Area.   The fire has burned approximately 80 acres as of about 3 p.m.

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Little Sand Fire
8:05 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Little Sand Fire Activity

Little Sand Fire Update

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 7:30 pm

Overall activity was quiet today. Incident Operations reported some light moisture over the fire and generally cooler conditions. On the southwest perimeter, fire has begun to move west of the Davis Creek drainage into an area previously treated with prescribed burns. It remains north of the Piedra River.

Resources assigned to the Little Sand Fire assisted the San Juan National Forest with response to two very small fires caused by last night's lightning activity.

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