Snow Ranch Fire less than three acres


The Snow Ranch Fire, located approximately 11 miles west of Pagosa Springs in the Chris Mountain area of the San Juan National Forest, was estimated to be three acres as of Wednesday morning, June 12.

The fire, according to the U.S. Forest Service, was started by lightning on June 11 and is burning in ponderosa pine.

“Fire activity remained low, with ground fuels (dead logs and limbs, pine needles and cones) being consumed,” an update from the Forest Service explains.

No values are immediately threatened, according to the agency, and firefighters are evaluating and constructing indirect containment lines.

Residents and visitors are asked to avoid the area, and extra fire traffic can be expected on Forest Service Road 628 (Snow Ranch Road) and in the Pagosa Springs area, the agency notes.