Road Closures & Evacuations:
Visit the La Plata County Facebook page or call 970-385-8700 for current information on road closures and evacuations.
San Juan National Forest Alerts & Closures:
Fire Size Today:
384 as of 6/3/2018
10 miles North of Durango, Colorado
Rocky Mountain Type 2 Blue Team
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Today’s rain had no impact on the fire with only 0.04 inches recorded near the northern perimeter. Additionally, fire activity increased in the Hermosa Creek drainage along the fire’s southern flank and helicopters were used to slow its progress. This prompted La Plata County officials to issue a pre-evacuation order for homes and businesses in the area immediately north of Hermosa. Firefighters had a busy day assessing structures in the community and constructing defensible spaces around buildings.
Others crews continued their work building hand and dozer lines near Highway 550 as well patrolling and mopping up hotspots along the road. This vital corridor was partially opened today between 10:30 am and 6 pm. Traffic was restricted to one lane with law enforcement pilot vehicles escorting motorist through the area. The road may be open tomorrow to one-way traffic if conditions allow.
The total area burned remained at 2,255 acres. This number is expected to change when new information from an infrared flight is analyzed tonight. Containment also held steady at 10%.
Firefighters will be conducting operations overnight, patrolling and monitoring the fire’s eastern flank along Highway 550. They may also mop up hotspots if necessary.
Sunny skies and increasing temperatures are forecasted for Monday with temperatures topping out in the mid-70s. Relative humidity is expected to drop and light winds are predicted.
Tomorrow’s planned activities will be similar to those of today’s which include patrolling and mopping up hotspots along Highway 550 and structure protection in the Hermosa area.
Anyone who wants to make a donation is encouraged to give to several local organizations. The Discover Goodwill of Durango, 1230 Escalante Drive, can accept clothes and household donations. Financial donations can be made by calling the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado at 970-375-5807, in the name of the Community Emergency Relief Fund. While fire and support teams greatly appreciate community support, all food and equipment needs are met at this time.
Incident Information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5822/
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