Fire burning in Utah’s Dark Canyon Wilderness

A 15-acre fire is burning in Utah’s Dark Canyon Wilderness, about 45 miles west of Monticello. On Tuesday, smoke was reported in the wilderness area near Brushy Knoll. It has been slow-growing, and...

DATE: July 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

441 Fire on Missionary Ridge grows by 25 acres

The 441 Fire burning on Missionary Ridge grew by 25 acres from Friday to Saturday, a low-intensity and naturally-caused wildfire lingering and smoldering in logs and dead debris north of Durango,...

DATE: July 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burnouts on 441 Fire a success, Forest Service says

Firefighters were successful with burnout operations on the 441 Fire north of Durango on Missionary Ridge, the U.S. Forest Service said Friday. Favorable weather conditions allowed burnouts along...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 21 hours 25 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Heavy smoke may be visible with 441 Fire ‘burnout’ operations

A small team of firefighters worked Thursday to contain the approximately 50-acre, lightning-caused 441 Fire burning in the Missionary Ridge area between Durango and Lemon Reservoir. Firefighters...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire on Missionary Ridge allowed to burn for fire management purposes

A lightning-caused fire on Missionary Ridge will be allowed to burn to remove fuels that could feed future severe wildfires, according to the U.S. Forest Service. The 441 Fire was discovered July...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service declares Doe Canyon Fire contained

The 2,560-acre Doe Canyon Fire, burning 10 miles southeast of Dove Creek, has been contained, fire officials said. The fire will continue to smolder, but it will not grow, said Lorena Williams,...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lightning sparks two small fires on Missionary Ridge

Firefighters with the San Juan National Forest are trying to reach two small, lightning-sparked fires, each less than one-tenth of an acre, burning on Missionary Ridge on Sunday afternoon. Chris...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 36 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Agencies boost efforts to stop wildland firefighter suicides

BOISE, Idaho – Shane Del Grosso spent some 30 summers crossing smoke-shrouded mountains and forests to fight increasingly devastating wildfires in the U.S. West. Toward the end, his skills and...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

San Juan Forest reopens roads near Doe Canyon Fire

Responsibility for management of the Doe Canyon Fire, burning 10 miles southeast of Dove Creek, has been turned over to the Dolores Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest, and road...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire dispatchers choreograph emergency response on federal lands

While smoke from wildfire isn’t dominating the skies in Southwest Colorado this summer, lightning has sparked blazes on Missionary Ridge and near Dolores. Fighting those fires can require...

DATE: July 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

What’s next for D&SNG in $25 million federal lawsuit?

It took more than a year for the U.S. Forest Service to announce the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad was the cause of the 416 Fire and on the hook for $25 million for firefighting costs,...

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango railroad’s liability for 416 Fire worries economic leaders

Economic leaders warned Tuesday any final ruling in a 416 Fire lawsuit that saddles the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad with a burdensome financial penalty will be counterproductive –...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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