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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,…

Fire grows to 30,000 acres, public meeting held

Fire grows to 30,000 acres, public meeting held

SUN Staff According to Ann Bond, of the U.S. Forest Service, the West Fork Complex Fire burning in Mineral County east of Pagosa Springs is now estimated at just over…

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. Related Tags:…

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…

Wildfire closes U.S. 160 at Wolf Creek Pass

Wildfire closes U.S. 160 at Wolf Creek Pass

U.S. 160 at Wolf Creek Pass has been closed due to wildfire. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, there is no estimated time for reopening the highway. Related Tags:…

Red Flag Warnings issued for Thursday, fires continue to grow

Red Flag Warnings issued for Thursday, fires continue to grow

A Red Flag Warning has again been issued for today, Thursday. Yesterday, the column  of smoke from the West Fork Fire rose to 30,000 feet and the smoke impacted communities…

West Fork Complex battle continues

West Fork Complex battle continues

Staff Writer According to the Durango Interagency Fire Dispatch (DIFD), as of June 19, the West Fork Fire and the Windy Pass Fire (the West Fork Complex) had grown to…

Fire restrictions for Pagosa area

Staff Writer The vast majority of Archuleta County is now under Stage 1 fire restrictions, with many of the restrictions going into effect on Wednesday, June 19. Those restrictions will…

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…