Smoke spotted from Mineral County fire

Reports of smoke began to come into local emergency lines mid afternoon Friday, with some reports indicating a source in the Turkey Springs area, east of Pagosa Springs and north of U.S. 160. Investigation revealed there is a fire, but that it is burning at a site over the Divide, in Mineral County. High winds in the area make any fire extremely dangerous as fire danger is rated high in the San Juan National Forest.

This story was posted on May 31, 2013.