East Canyon Fire southeast of Mancos grows to 2,700 acres

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East Canyon Fire southeast of Mancos grows to 2,700 acres

Officials worry lack of precipitation could complicate controlling blazes
A hand crew conducts burn-out operations Tuesday along the west side of Cherry Creek Road (County Road 105) in La Plata County to reduce fuels near the perimeter of the East Canyon Fire. The fire, burning southeast of Mancos, was started after a lightning storm moved through the region Saturday. It had burned 2,700 acres as of Monday night, the most recent size estimate.

East Canyon Fire southeast of Mancos grows to 2,700 acres

A hand crew conducts burn-out operations Tuesday along the west side of Cherry Creek Road (County Road 105) in La Plata County to reduce fuels near the perimeter of the East Canyon Fire. The fire, burning southeast of Mancos, was started after a lightning storm moved through the region Saturday. It had burned 2,700 acres as of Monday night, the most recent size estimate.
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