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842 Fire

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

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842 Fire News Release August 14, 2017

842 Fire Wildfire
News – 8/14/2017

San Juan National Forest
15 Burnett Ct.

Durango, CO 81301
(970) 247-4874


News Release

Firefighters prepare for burnouts tomorrow on the 842 fire.

BAYFIELD, Colorado – August 14, 2017 -

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Following several days of firing operations, fire crews monitored the 842 fire and containment linesyesterday. There was very little change noted in fire size and will officially stay at 634 acres. Today, firefighters will continue to monitor and patrol areas of the fire that were previously burned on the northwest flank while others will be scouting for burnouts planned for tomorrow on the southwest flank. Once these areas are surveyed, strategies will be developed and the prep work will begin. Both heavy equipment and fire crews will be on the ground making this happen. Good preparation is crucial and will facilitate operations once the plan is implemented.

“We’re doing everything we can today to set ourselves up for success tomorrow” said Jerran Flinders Type III Incident Commander.

Visitors are reminded that, while there are currently no restrictions in the area, they should be aware that fire activity could increase at any time, and should avoid the area, if possible.

Updates and news releases are posted on Inciweb ( and the San Juan National Forest website ( For more information, please contact Chris Tipton, Columbine District Fire Management Officer at 970 884-1427, or the Columbine District Office at 970 884-2512


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