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Dozen New Reports of Smoke on Public Lands

Durango -- June 30, 2013, 3:30 PM -- Durango Interagency Fire Dispatch reports that firefighters are responding to a dozen new reports of smoke today on public lands; all but one believed to be the result of lightning strikes.  San Juan National Forest and Archuleta County engines and crews have responded to the Fawn Gulch Fire on the Pagosa Ranger District.  That lightning strike is reported at 1/10th of an acre.  On the Columbine Ranger District, Durango Fire and Rescue and Fort Lewis Mesa firefighters are responding to a fire believed to be the result of an abandoned campfire at a dispersed campsite above May Day in La Plata Canyon.  That fire is currently reported at 1/10th of an acre and is under investigation.

Yesterday’s Dove Creek Fire on Bureau of Land Management and private property near County Road P is now estimated at 30 acres.  Two engines and the San Juan Interagency Hotshots are on the scene with helicopter support. No structures are reported lost.

To report a fire on public lands, please contact the Durango Interagency Fire Dispatch Center at 970 385-1324 or call 911.