842 Fire

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842 Fire


Approximate Location

37.175 latitude, -107.374 longitude

Incident Overview

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The 842 Fire is a lightning-caused wildfire that was reported on Tuesday, August 1st. It is being managed by the U.S. Forest Service to improve forest health and reduce future wildfire danger in the HD Mountains. The fire is smoldering and creeping on the surface about 13 miles southeast of Bayfield in the area of Turkey Creek and Bull Creek. Smoke is visible from Colorado Highway 151 between Chimney Rock National Monument and Fosset Gulch Road. Firing operations have been implemented for expansion of the perimeter of the fire within the predetermined containment lines.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning Strike
Date of OriginTuesday August 01st, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM
LocationHD mountains about 13 miles southeast of Bayfield, CO between the drainages of Turkey Creek and Bull Creek.

Current Situation

Total Personnel15
Size1,025 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained75%


Planned Actions

Crews will monitor and patrol containment lines.

Unit Information

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

Incident Contacts

Ann Bond
Email: abond@fs.fed.us
Phone: 970-385-1219

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