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East Rim Fire

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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

INCIDENT UPDATED 8/9/2017

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

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

Incident Contacts

Derek Padilla
Email: dpadillia@fs.fed.us
Phone: 970-882-7296
Hours: Daily 8 am - 5 pm

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