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