SW Colorado Fire Update

Jul 1, 2012

June 30, 6:00 PM

Lightner Fire:  The fire is burning on BLM and State lands 3.5 miles west of Durango. Estimated at 90 acres and 75% containment. One 20-person crew and one water tender are mopping up 1 chain (66 feet) in from perimeter. Some light smoke coming from interior. Residents may use County Road 208 but are asked to drive slowly and watch for fire traffic. Updates and photos are posted at www.inciweb.org

Escarpment:  Burning on Ute Mountain Ute lands near Mesa Verde. Fire is estimated at 50 acres and crews are working on containment and mop-up.

Fire Information Officer:  Pam Wilson, 970-799-1179

Durango Interagency Fire Dispatch

San Juan National Forest * Bureau of Land Management * National Park Service

Colorado State Forest Service * Bureau of Indian Affairs