San Juan National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
15 Burnett Court
Durango, CO 81301
Plumtaw Fire Objectives:
Fire activity continues to moderate as a result of cool cloudy weather and diligent work by crews. With more of the fire perimeter secured, many areas are now in patrol and in mop up status. An extensive hose lay system of over 6,000 feet with multiple pumping stations supplies water to crews while they work to extinguish lingering areas of heat. Air assets continue to be available to support crews on the ground. Fire resources and equipment will remain on scene until containment objectives are met.
Cool, cloudy, breezy weather will remain in the area through Tuesday. A warming trend begins on Wednesday.
Fire start date: May 17, 2022
Fire size today: 721 acres
Location: 7 miles north of Pagosa Springs, CO
Cause: With no recent lightning and no prescribed fire, the fire’s cause is under investigation.
Rocky Mountain Complex Incident Management Team 2
12 20-person crews
5 water tenders
1 skidgeon (skidder/engine)
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