The Lightner Creek Fire is now estimated at 80 acres. Durango Fire and Rescue Chief Dan Noonan reports that the slurry line at the top is holding well, but there is growth at mid slope and to the north. The fire is burning on private property on the side of Barnroof Mountain near CR 208 (Dry Fork Road).
Lightner Creek Fire is located 1.5 mi up from the junction of County Roads 207 (Lightner Creek)/208 (Dry Fork). Two helicopters and a single engine airtanker are working to keep the fire from spreading uphill. Pre-evacuation orders for 60 homes on CR 207/208. Durango Zone Interagency Type III Team on scene, engines from Durango Fire and Rescue, Upper Pine and Fort Lewis Mesa. CR 207/208 are closed. Still estimated at 25 acres.
According to Fire Chief Dan Noonan, Durango Fire and Rescue has responded to a blaze west of Durango, off Lightner Creek Road, on County Road 208. The fire is burning on private land and the Perins Peak State Wildlife Area. Noonan says the fire has already burned approximately 30 acres, and wind is pushing the fire west. Noonan says over 20 fire engines have already responded to the blaze, and air support is being diverted from the Weber Fire. A pre-evacuation notice has been issued for residents on County Road 207 and 208. We will have more information on this fire as it becomes avail
No.: R8-12-0014, FEMA Region VIII News Desk, (303) 235-4908
DENVER -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Waldo Fire in El Paso County and the Weber Fire in Montezuma County.