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Thursday Evening Update: Vosburg Pike Fire 100% Contained

Durango Interagency Dispatch

6/17/21, 9:24 PM: According to La Plata County Government, the Vosburg Pike Fire is now 100% contained. Smoke from the fire may continue to be visible for the next few days. Three cheers for our firefighters and first responders!

6/17/21, 8:45 AM: Firefighters on the Vosburg Pike Fire east of Durango have returned to the fire lines. Crews will be strengthening fire lines to continue the progress made yesterday. Aircraft, including a large, “heavy” helicopter, will be available today as needed. Gusty winds are possible later today and fire managers hope to secure the perimeter to prevent further fire spread.

Fire managers report that the fire is 75% contained but stressed that the potential for additional fire growth remains.

The evacuation and pre-evacuation notices have been lifted for the Vosburg Pike Fire and County Road 228 is now open to through traffic.
Fire danger remains high and the Durango Interagency Fire Dispatch reminds residents to remain vigilant. Check the La Plata County Sheriff's Office for the latest information on evacuations and road closures and sign up for emergency notifications if you have not already done so.
La Plata County’s emergency notification system (commonly referred to as “Reverse 9-1-1”) includes cell phones and VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). Residents who live in La Plata County may register up to five cell or Internet phone numbers with a physical street address, ensuring that emergency notifications are received even when residents are not at home or if they don’t have a land line.  To sign up, visit:  http://bit.ly/LPCCodeRed.

KSUT's Wildfire Resources Page has updated links to track fires and smoke impacts. 

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