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East Rim Fire


East Rim Fire Remains Actively Staffed
Dolores, Colorado – July 12, 2017, 2:00 p.m. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The East Rim Fire, which began as a lightning caused fire on July 2, remains at 40% containment and a total of 700 acres. This.. more


Approximate Location

37.871 latitude, -108.804 longitude

Incident Overview

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.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSunday July 02nd, 2017 approx. 04:00 PM
Location10 miles NE of Dove Creek CO
Incident CommanderIC 4 Charles Lanoue
Incident DescriptionWildfire

Current Situation

Total Personnel34
Size700 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained65%
Estimated Containment DateTuesday August 01st, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber brush (2 feet).

Significant Events

Minimal, smoldering.


Planned Actions

Monitor completed control lines along FSR 220.

Projected Incident Activity

None expected due to rainfall.


There are numerous cultural sites within planned containment area.

Unit Information

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

Incident Contacts

Derek Padilla
Phone: 970-882-7296
Hours: Daily 8 am - 5 pm

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