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Unit Information

15 Burnett Court 
Durango, 
81301 
15 Burnett Court 
Durango, 
81301 

Incident Contacts

Scott Owen
Email: 2022.plumtaw@firenet.gov
Phone: 970-422-2671
Hours: M-F 9-5

This incident is no longer being updated.

 The Plumtaw fire was first reported at around 1pm on May 17th roughly 7 miles north of the town of Pagosa Springs, Colorado. The fire was mapped at 727 acres on Thursday afternoon, which shows a reduction in acreage based on more accurate mapping. Fire personnel have focused efforts on the northeast corner near Fourmile Road (NFSR 634), protecting the Fourmile Creek watershed and Lost Valley Subdivision and keeping the fire north of Plumtaw Road (NFSR 634). The fire is burning in Ponderosa pine, Gambel oak, and mixed conifer.

Stage 1 fire restrictions are in effect on the San Juan National Forest and other area lands. See the "Announcements" tab for more information.

The Plumtaw Fire is scheduled to transition back to the local unit on Thursday, June 2.

With no recent lightning, the cause of the Plumtaw fire is under investigation. 

Basic Information
Current as of Fri, 06/10/2022 - 10:00
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Under Investigation
Date of Origin
Location 7 miles north of Pagosa Springs, CO
Incident Commander Ed LeBlanc
Coordinates 37° 21' 56'' Latitude
-107° 4'
30
'' Longitude
Current Situation
Total Personnel: 8
Size 721 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 91%
Fuels Involved

Mixed conifer and aspen with severely heavy dead and down component. Significant snag hazards exist in all areas.

Significant Events

Minimal fire behavior with smoldering.

Outlook
Planned Actions

Keep the fire north of FS 634. Limit spread east of FS 645 (Fourmile Rd.). Limit spread that could impact structures in Lost Valley.

Projected Incident Activity

No additional spread is anticipated although smoke may be visible as interior pockets of fuel continue to smolder. Ash dust devils may be present within the fire as winds increase throughout the day.

Remarks

More precision mapping resulted in reduction of acres from 727 to 721 acres.

Current Weather
Weather Concerns

Elevated critical fire weather is expected today and tomorrow. Windy conditions with gusts up to 50 mph will remain as part of a cold front moving over the area.
There is a 20% chance of wetting rain.