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West Fork Fire progresses, engines ready in South Fork

West Fork Fire progresses, engines ready in South Fork

The West Fork Fire continues to move toward South Fork, beginning the day seven miles from the town, where mandatory evacuations are in place. As of 2 p.m., Penny Bertram,…

Mandatory evacuation for Town of South Fork

Town of South Fork mandatory evacuation by 10 a.m. Reason is due to health concerns because the smoke.…

West Fork Complex Fire Update: Mandatory Evacuations

There is a mandatory evacuation in place now from the top of Wolf Creek Pass to the city limits of South Fork. Alamosa Regional EOC has been notified. Shelter locations…

Fourth of July fireworks canceled

The Pagosa Springs Town Council, at its noon meeting on Thursday, took action to cancel the Fourth of July fireworks unless significant rainfall occurs before that time. Town Manager David…

West Fork Fire Complex grows to 8,375 acres with high growth potential

West Fork Fire Complex grows to 8,375 acres with high growth potential

Basic Information Incident Type: Wildfire Cause: Lightning Date of Origin: Wednesday June 05th, 2013 approx. 12:30 PM Location: 14.5 mi NE of Pagosa Springs Incident Commander: Curtis Heaton Current Situation…

Community fire meetings announced

Community meetings will be held as follows to update local citizens on the West Fork Complex: Pagosa Springs – Friday, June 21, 7 p.m.; Pagosa Springs Community Center South Fork…

West Fork Fire Complex Update — June 19, 2013, 6:30 PM

West Fork Fire Complex Update — June 19, 2013, 6:30 PM

When the Red Flag conditions developed this afternoon, both fires in the West Fork Complex became very active. The West Fork fire demonstrated extreme fire behavior and moved deeper into…

West Fork Fire Complex Update — 3:15 PM

West Fork Fire Complex Update — 3:15 PM

Fire activity has picked up on both the West Fork and Windy Pass Fires this afternoon. A large smoke plume is visible from communities within a 75-mile radius. Prevailing winds…

West Fork Complex Map June 16, 2013 8:00 AM

West Fork Complex Map June 16, 2013 8:00 AM

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West Fork fire more than triples in size; Windy Pass fire makes significant run

West Fork fire more than triples in size; Windy Pass fire makes significant run

Southwest Colorado Fire Update — June 16, 2013, 8:00 AM The West Fork and Windy Pass fires are now being managed as a complex called the West Fork Complex. A…