Firefighters Continue to Work to Contain Turtle Lake Fire in Durango

News release from the Durango Interagency Fire Dispatch on September 2, 2014 at 9 a.m.


Durango Interagency Fire Dispatch reports that lines have held since late yesterday on the two-acre Turtle Lake Fire, and U.S. Forest Service and Durango Fire and Rescue firefighters continue to work the wildfire. The Pike Hotshots will arrive this morning, and a State of Colorado helicopter will offer air support.  Winds are not expected to be an issue with air support today. The wildfire is burning on National Forest lands west of Falls Creek Road. It was reported about noon yesterday and is under investigation as human caused.  No structures have been threatened.


The Durango Dispatch Center is the interagency focal point for the mobilization of resources from the San Juan National Forest, Tres Rios Field Office (BLM), Southern Ute Agency (BIA), Ute Mountain Ute Agency (BIA). Located in Durango, CO, the Center has the responsibility to coordinate the initial attack on fires for the agencies listed above. Also, the Center mobilizes resources throughout the country in support of wildfire, prescribed fire, law enforcement and other all-risk incidents. To support incident management personnel, the Center provides predictive service products such as fire danger, intelligence, and weather.