Resources and related information for local wildfires

Jun 16, 2020

A view of the East Canyon Fire from downtown Mancos, CO, June 14, 2020.
Credit Mark Duggan/KSUT

Here you'll find links to updated information about wildfires in the Four Corners region, as well as general information about wildfire. 

Current area fires with public information support:

The fires listed below have been contained and controlled:

BeaverFire: South of HWY 160, near FS RD 527/Beaver Creek Drive. Resources on scene. 0.1 acres. Working towards containment.

#SeverenPeakFire: North of HWY 160, south of Bear Creek Canyon Road. Resources on scene. 0.1 acres. Working towards containment. 

Cox Canyon Fire, San Juan County NM Fire Department Facebook.

Yellow Jacket Fire, Montezuma County, north of Canyons of the Ancients:  Durango Interagency Fire Dispatch FacebookMontezuma County CO Facebook, BLM Southwest Colorado Fire and Aviation Management Unit

Spring Fire, on BLM west of Cortez: Durango Interagency Fire Dispatch FacebookMontezuma County CO FacebookBLM Southwest Colorado Fire and Aviation Management Unit.

Beaver Creek Fire, Boggy Draw, Montezuma County: Durango Interagency Fire Dispatch FacebookMontezuma County CO FacebookBLM Southwest Colorado Fire and Aviation Management Unit.

Morefield Fire (also identified as Morfield Fire): Mesa Verde National Park FacebookDurango Interagency Fire Dispatch Facebook.

#505 Fire, Durango: San Juan National Forest Facebook, San Juan National Forest Twitter, Durango Interagency Fire Dispatch.

Sand Creek Fire, Archuleta County: Inciweb, Sand Creek Fire 2020 FacebookDurango Interagency Fire Dispatch, San Juan National Forest Facebook, Colorado Wildfire Information, San Juan National Forest Twitter.

East Canyon Fire, Montezuma County:  Inciweb, Facebook, Twitter, La Plata County CO, Montezuma County CO Facebook, San Juan National Forest (SJNF) Facebook, SJNF Twitter.

Loading Pen Fire, Dolores County: Inciweb, Colorado Wildfire InformationSan Juan National Forest (SJNF) FacebookSJNF Twitter, #loadingpenfire

Air support on the Six Shooter Fire, June 16, 2020.
Credit BIA Fire Management

Six Shooter Fire, Bondad: Southern Ute Indian Tribe website, Southern Ute Indian Tribe FacebookDurango Interagency Fire Dispatch Facebook, Durango Fire & Rescue FacebookSan Juan National Forest Twitter, #sixshooterfire.

 

 

KSUT's Facebook is a great resource for shared updates from all of the above information sites.  

Southwest Colorado:
Fire weather forecast (western Colorado, northwest New Mexico)
Daily Fire Weather Briefing (National Weather Service-Grand Junction)
Durango Interagency Fire Dispatch Facebook
Durango Interagency incident reports
San Juan National Forest (Twitter)
La Plata County Office of Emergency Management (Twitter)
Durango Fire & Rescue (Twitter)
BLM Colorado Southwest District Fire Management (Twitter)
Ute Mountain Ute Fire Department
Southern Ute Tribe Fire Management

Colorado:
Colorado fires (Inciweb)
Colorado Wildfire Information (Twitter)
Montrose Interagency Fire Dispatch Center (Facebook)

Northwest New Mexico:
New Mexico fires (Inciweb)
New Mexico fire info (Twitter)

Northeast Arizona:
Arizona wildfires (Inciweb)
Southwest Coordination Center (Twitter)

Southeast Utah:
Utah wildfires (Inciweb)
Utah Wildfire info (Twitter)

National:
National Forest Service Active Fire Map
Inciweb Incident Management System
Google Earth Fire Data
Western Region Fire Weather Briefings

Learn more about wildfire:
Wildfire science
Fire in different eco-systems
Understanding fire danger
Hazardous fuel reduction
Firewise techniques for homeowners and communities
What is a prescribed fire?
What is a Fire Weather Watch and a Red Flag Warning?
Incident command
A kid's guide to wildfires