East Rim Fire

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East Rim Fire

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Smoke puffs up from the forest on July 8.

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The East Rim fire was started on the afternoon of July 2, 2017, during a lightning storm. It is located ten miles northeast of Dove Creek Colorado. The majority of the lands are managed by the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management; an adjacent parcel of private land is being protected. Fuel types are Ponderosa Pine, Gambel Oak and Pinion Pine.

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Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginTuesday August 01st, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM

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San Juan National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Durango, CO 81301

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