Pine tree fire not controlled yet, crews released due to weather conditions

2019/08/Pyro-Shot-225x300.jpg Photo courtesy Durango Interagency Type 3 Team
To combat the Pine Tree Fire, firefighters utilize a “pyro shot” a device that fires off plastic spheres filled with potassium permanganate. The fire started due to a lightning strike on July 25 about 5 miles northwest of Arboles and 20 miles east of Ignacio. As of July 31, the fire that has covered 742 acres is not yet considered controlled or out, but two crews and several engines have been released from the fire. Fire personnel will continue to monitor the area as conditions allow.[/caption]

Crews have been released from a wildfire that started in southwest Archuleta County late last week.

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