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West Fork Complex fires chronology

Acreages listed below are for the morning of the given day.   Wednesday, June 5: The West Fork Fire begins west of the Continental Divide near Born’s Lake northeast of…

Wind shift brings Papoose Fire smoke to Pagosa

Pagosa area residents and visitors alarmed by a pall of smoke moving from the north over the area this afternoon are reminded that additional activity on the Papoose Fire was…

West Fork Fire Complex, July 3: 97,823 acres

West Fork Complex Fire update, July 3, 9 a.m. Current Situation: East Zone of the West Fork Complex (includes Papoose and Eastern Part of West Fork fires) The strategies for…

West Fork Complex fires now 7 percent contained, complex size 94,476 acres

With the Fourth of July weekend ahead, motorists can expect to see firefighting traffic along U.S. 160 and Colo. 149. Please watch your speed. Current situation West Zone of West…

Stage II fire ban in effect on forest, tribal lands

Staff Writer Stage II fire restrictions, commonly referred to as a burn ban, are now in effect for public lands and tribal lands within Archuleta County, with the ban set…

West Fork Complex firefighters briefed on Arizona tragedy

West Fork Complex firefighters were briefed early this morning by Incident Commander Pete Blume and Deputy IC Todd Pechota regarding the sad news out of Arizona. A two-hour standdown was…

Lightning sparks Fawn Gulch Fire

Lightning sparks Fawn Gulch Fire

Fire crews are working a lightning-sparked a fire at Fawn Gulch this afternoon. The fire is holding at .2 acres and most resources have been called off.…

West Fork Complex Fire update June 30, 8 a.m., Hwy. 149 is open

June 30, 2013 8 am Current Situation: East Zone of the West Fork Complex (Includes Papoose and Eastern Part of West Fork Fires)  Papoose Fire:  Today firefighters will again focus…

West Fork Complex Fire update, 95,775 acres

West Fork Complex Fire update, 95,775 acres

Current Situation Total Personnel 1,502 Size 95,775 acres Percent Contained 2% West Fork Complex Fire Update June 29, 2013, 8 pm Current Situation: East Zone of the West Fork Complex (Includes…

West Fork Complex Fire, June 29: 90,806 acres

Special Message:  The Colorado Department of Transportation reopened U.S. 160 over Wolf Creek Pass this morning at 6:00 am.  If fire activity warrants, the highway could be re-closed, so travelers…