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Vallecito Fire Update

Nov 8th @ 8:29 am

The Vallecito Fire is stubbornly burning additional acreage due to unseasonal low humidity and cured dead and down ground fuels within the perimeter of the 2002 Missionary Ridge Fire. Firefighters assisted by a dozer and a medium duty helicopter have continued to attempt to corral the SW flank that is slowly burning in optimal topographic and [...]

Vallecito Fire More of a Health Issue Now

Nov 5th @ 4:09 pm

The Vallecito Fire which was first reported on Oct. 16th is still only 25 per cent contained.  Although no structures or people are directly threatened by this fire the Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment has issued a health advisory for surrounding areas because of the smoke generated by this blaze.   The advisory applies [...]

Update on Two Fires on Western Slope

Oct 23rd @ 11:43 am

An update on the two fires in the western part of the state.  Hotshot crews continue to monitor and conduct mop-up operations on the Vallecito Fire.  25% of the fire has been contained and firefighters remain on site to monitor the fire’s behavior and call on aircraft if needed.  As for the Goblin Fire on [...]

Two Fires Causing Problems Near Durango

Oct 18th @ 6:34 pm

Two fires in the southwestern part of the state are causing problems in the Durango area.  The Vallecito Fire, northeast of Durango, is now threatening home in the Lakeview Estates subdivision.  The fire has now reached anywhere from 200 to 250 acres and some homes in that subdivision have been put on pre-evacuation notice.  Making [...]