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Air quality health advisory issued

By Claire Ninde Special to The SUN Intermountain West and Pacific Northwest wildfires are affecting local air quality. The full version of this story is available in the print edition…

Air quality health advisory for the 842 fire

Special to The SUN Areas of smoke from the lightning-caused wildfire near Bayfield will be more visible as fire crews are adding 300 more acres to produce a low-intensity fire.…

USFS turns lightning strike fire into controlled burn

On Aug. 9 and over the course of the week, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) took advantage of a fire that was caused by a lightning strike by turning it…

Crews add 300 more acres to fire: Smoke becomes more visible

Areas of smoke from the lightning-caused wildfire near Bayfield will be more visible as fire crews are adding 300 more acres to produce a low-intensity fire. This will prevent the…

Firing operations continue today on the 842 Fire

Favorable weather conditions aided crews yesterday on the 842 Fire as they successfully burned out another 370 acres, bringing the fire to a total of 407 acres. Burnout operations were…

Fire crews to begin firing operations on lightning strike

By Ann Bond Special to The SUN Firing operations were planned for yesterday for expansion of the perimeter of a small lightning-caused wildfire in the HD Mountains to improve forest…

County sees multiple wildland fires

Different emergency entities responded to several fires in Archuleta County over the course of the week. The full version of this story is available in the print edition and e-edition…

Preparedness level raised in Rocky Mountain Area

By Lawrence Lujan Special to The SUN In response to a continuing wildfire threat, the preparedness level (PL) in the Rocky Mountain Area was elevated from PL 2 to PL…

Wildland fire agencies and FAA remind public: ‘If you fly, we can’t’

By Ann Bond Special to The SUN Federal, state and local wildland fire management agencies and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) urge members of the public not to fly “unmanned…

Preparedness level raised in Rocky Mountain Area

By Lawrence Lujan Special to The SUN In response to a continuing wildfire threat, the preparedness level (PL) in the Rocky Mountain Area was elevated from PL 2 to PL…

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