San Juan National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
15 Burnett Court
Durango, CO 81301
The fire remains at 705 acres and is now 70% contained. There are interior pockets of snags which continue to burn and produce some smoke. The weather continues to be unseasonably hot and dry. The Horse Fire area closure remains in place until further notice.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday August 28th, 2018 approx. 01:00 PM|
|Location||16 miles west of Pagosa Springs|
|Incident Commander||Tristan Kiehl ICT4|
|Coordinates||37.304 latitude, -107.3 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Wednesday October 10th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (litter and understory); Brush (2 feet)
Moderate fire behavior with backing, creeping, and smoldering.
Hold and improve all containment lines.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Keep the fire west of the Devil Mountain Trail, north of the Horse Mountain Trail and west and south of the West Monument Road, and east of Horse Creek Springs. Continue burnout ops with the potential for additional movement.
Interior pockets of snags continue to burn producing visible smoke from Pagosa Springs. Smoke will be visible until significant moisture is received.
Expect temperatures to rise and drier air returning with high winds expected over the weekend.