June 28, 2013 7:55 pm --
DURANGO – Firefighters contained and controlled the Helmet Fire in the Hogback area northeast of Mancos at 6:22 pm. This single-tree fire was reported at 3:30 p.m.
Smokejumpers have been dropped near the Weminuche Wilderness boundary and are hiking up steep rocky slopes to another lightning strike two miles northeast of Molas Lake. The Whitehead Fire remains limited to a single tree burning above 11,000 feet in elevation. Smoke is visible from U.S. Highway 550 on Molas Pass.
To report a fire on public lands, please contact the Durango Interagency Fire Dispatch Center at 970 385-1324 or call 911.
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