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

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The Loading Pen Fire was been burning in the Dolores River Valley between the towns of Dolores and Rico since June 13th. No structures were threatened. The fire was been burning on the slope between the river valley and Haycamp Mesa. Firefighters including hotshot crews, helicopters, engines and a bulldozer, worked to contain the fire. It was 100% contained as of July 2, 2020. It is approximately 42 acres in size. Interior smoke may continue to be visible to travelers along Colorado Highway 145. Please do not report the smoke or stop to watch fire activity as this road is narrow with limited sight lines and pulling back onto the road can be hazardous for other travelers.
For more information on the Loading Pen Fire, please contact the Dolores Ranger District Office at (970) 882-7296.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSaturday June 13th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Location23 miles from Cortez
Incident CommanderICT5, Dolores RD
Incident DescriptionFire Burning Mid-slope In Mixed Conifer And Aspen Between Haycamp And Taylor Mesa, Northeast Of Dolores, Co.
Coordinates37.563 latitude, -108.283 longitude

Current Situation

Size42 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Mixed conifer and aspen

Significant Events


Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Continued hot and dry with bouts of wind.

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