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
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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Sunday July 02nd, 2017 approx. 04:00 PM|
|Location||10 miles NE of Dove Creek CO|
|Incident Commander||IC 4 Charles Lanoue|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||65%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Tuesday August 01st, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber brush (2 feet).
Monitor completed control lines along FSR 220.
|Projected Incident Activity|
None expected due to rainfall.
There are numerous cultural sites within planned containment area.