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Loading Pen

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

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News Releases — Loading Pen

Loading Pen Fire Now 90% Contained Released: 6/19/2020
Dolores, Colo., June 19, 2020 – The fire is now 90% contained and over half the firefighters who have been working on it this week are being released today. They will either return home for rest or...
Loading Pen Fire Now 65% Contained Released: 6/18/2020
Dolores, Colo., June 18, 2020 – After some crews worked all night, the Loading Pen Fire is now considered 65% contained. Its size is now estimated at 42 acres. 30 firefighters worked through the...
Strategic “Burnouts” Used on Loading Pen Fire Released: 6/17/2020
Dolores, Colo., June 17, 2020 - To better secure existing control lines, firefighters were carefully applying fire along those lines today on the Loading Pen Fire. “Burnouts” strengthen the lines...
Firefighters Working to Complete Control Lines on Loading Pen Fire Released: 6/16/2020
Dolores, Colo., June 16, 2020 - Working against strong winds on steep terrain, firefighters made progress establishing control lines around the Loading Pen Fire today. The fire is burning east of...
Lightning Causes Loading Pen Fire Northeast of Dolores Released: 6/15/2020
Dolores, Colo., June 15, 2020 - The Loading Pen Fire on the Dolores Ranger District was reported on the evening of Saturday June 13th. The fire is located approximately 17 miles from Dolores, near...