The North Rim Fire at Mesa Verde National Park was fully contained at one acre early this morning. Yesterday's initial attack on this very visible small fire included single-engine air tanker retardant drops and helicopter water drops. Mesa Verde National Park engine crews and two 20-person U.S. Forest Service crews also responded. Crews worked all night and reported the fire contained today at 6 a.m.
Durango Interagency Fire Dispatch reports that firefighters responded to eight new lightning starts on public lands yesterday afternoon following thunderstorms across the unit. All but one were contained/controlled at less than 1/10th of an acre or to single-tree fires.
To report a fire on public lands, please contact the Durango Interagency Fire Dispatch Center at 970 385-1324 or call 911.