Jurisdiction: Southern Ute Indian
Location: 4 Miles south of Durango
Acres: 499 acres (Inciweb had a type on their site resulting in a drastic reduction in acreage.
Containment: 85 percent (projected 100% containment is July 28 at 7 PM)
Structures Lost/Damaged: None reported
Estimated cost is $576,000.
Resources: Fire management now with Southern Ute Agency. All resources released except for two 20 person hotshot crews, a safety officer, a finance person and aircraft personnel, 52 personnel.
Sources: RMACC, Type III Team PIO, Inciweb
Today’s Fire OutlookThe fire situation rating for the Rocky Mountain Area remains at Preparedness Level 4, the highest level possible is 5. This rating indicates highly complex large fire activity is occurring, with multiple large fires in the zone. Fire severity is extreme as reported in multiple areas, and fires are escaping initial attack, as evident by the number of large fires. Multiple regional dispatch centers are experiencing an incident requiring type-1 or type-2 teams, and a majority of zone resources are committed.
View COEM’s current map of Colorado Fire Restrictions at:
There are no active watches, warnings or advisories for Colorado. For more information go to http://www.weather.gov/alerts-beta/co.php?x=1.
A map can be viewed at http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/firewx/main.php.
Resources for updates on wildfires:
• INCIWEB: www.inciweb.org - Select the State in the drop down in upper right hand corner
• Colorado Office of Emergency Management: www.COEmergency.com
o Contains incident updates
o Contains Current Colorado Fires Map link(right hand side of page)
o Contains information on fire restrictions in the state
• US Forest Service Active Fire Map: http://activefiremaps.fs.fed.us/lg_fire2.php
• Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center: http://gacc.nifc.gov/rmcc/