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West Fork Fire Complex Update — 3:15 PM

SUN photo/Terri House

SUN photo/Terri House

Fire activity has picked up on both the West Fork and Windy Pass Fires this afternoon. A large smoke plume is visible from communities within a 75-mile radius. Prevailing winds from the southwest are pushing the West Fork Fire northward up the West Fork drainage and to the northeast up the Beaver Creek drainage. The fire is not making a push to the south at this time.

A small column is also beginning to build on the Windy Pass Fire; however, it has not moved out of the ‘bowl” that it is sitting in.
This activity was anticipated due to the lack of cloud cover, warmer temperatures, and lower relative humidity.
There is no immediate threat to Highway 160, Wolf Creek Ski Area, South Fork, or Creede.
This story was posted on June 19, 2013.