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.
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.
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.
Latest Highway Impacts due to WildfiresDENVER – 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.
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.
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.
The Columbine Ranger District, 367 Pearl Street, Bayfield, Colorado, will be open this Saturday, June 30th, from 10 am to 4 pm to offer fire information and updates on closures, campgrounds, etc, in the area. Sales of permits or interpretive materials will not be offered. Residents and visitors with questions are invited to stop by.