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West Guard Fire

Unit Information

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

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The West Guard Fire was discovered by a helicopter working the Plateau Fire at approximately 6:00 pm on 7/22 and is currently estimated at 5 acres, burning in Ponderosa pine, oak litter and grass. This fire is located just west of the Glade Guard Station approximately 5 miles west of Benchmark Lookout, in Dolores County. This fire was also started by lightning three-to-four days ago.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSunday July 22nd, 2018 approx. 07:00 PM
Location13 miles east of Dove Creek, CO
Incident CommanderPat Seekins ICT3
Coordinates37.781 latitude, -108.641 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel3
Size1,424 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained90%
Estimated Containment DateWednesday August 15th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (litter and understory)

Timber (grass and understory)

Significant Events

minimal, creeping, old stumps still burning


Planned Actions

patrol status

Projected Incident Activity



incident turned over to local resources. This is last update

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

temperatures in mid 80's forecast through next week

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