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High winds expected over the Goose Creek Fire today

Gregg Goodland Rio Grande National Forest Wind gusts in excess of 35 miles an hour could fan the flames of the Goose Creek Fire burning south of Creede today. A…

Sunday and Monday’s winds increase Sand Creek Fire acreage

Sunday and Monday’s winds increase Sand Creek Fire acreage

Troy Hagan, Incident Commander Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team Black Current situation: The Sand Creek Fire has grown to 88 acres. An infrared flight on Monday mapped the increased acreage that…

Sand Creek Fire more active on Sunday but no growth detected

Sand Creek Fire more active on Sunday but no growth detected

Troy Hagan, Incident Commander Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team Black Current situation: Weekend storms and breezy weather increased fire activity on the Sand Creek Fire, creating more smoke than was…

Sand Creek Fire tested by Saturday storms

Sand Creek Fire tested by Saturday storms

Troy Hagan, Incident Commander Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team Black Current situation: On Saturday, the Sand Creek Fire continued smoldering but did not result in measurable growth despite storms that…

Sand Creek Fire remains at 71 acres

Sand Creek Fire remains at 71 acres

Troy Hagan, Incident Commander Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team Black Current situation: The Sand Creek Fire was unaffected by winds moving over the area on Friday. The fire remains at…

Little change on the Sand Creek Fire

Little change on the Sand Creek Fire

Current situation: The Sand Creek Fire. located approximately 20 miles northwest of Pagosa Springs, continues to burn with low-to-moderate intensity, creeping and smoldering in heavy downed trees. Being located on…

Sand Creek Fire estimated size at 71 acres, closure order issued

Sand Creek Fire estimated size at 71 acres, closure order issued

By Chris Mannara and Randi Pierce Staff Writer A fire located 21 miles northwest of Pagosa Springs is still burning slowly, according to a Wednesday morning email from the San…

Sand Creek Fire update: Continued slow growth projected

San Juan National Forest update: Although the weather remains hot and breezy, those conditions are not expected to promote rapid fire growth on the Sand Creek Fire today. Firefighters on…

Sand Creek Fire slowed by retardant drops

Sand Creek Fire slowed by retardant drops

San Juan National Forest update: Large air tankers made 15 retardant drops over the Sand Creek Fire Sunday and a VLAT, Very Large Air Tanker, made one drop as well,…

Sunday Sand Creek Fire update: Additional firefighters working on fire

Sunday Sand Creek Fire update: Additional firefighters working on fire

San Juan National Forest update: Additional firefighting resources arrived on the Sand Creek Fire Saturday and three hotshot crews will arrive today. The fire is burning in a remote area…