A small wildfire is burning on Haycamp Mesa south of Stoner.
A Type 4 fire crew is fighting the blaze, which was started by lightning yesterday, said Dolores District Ranger Derek Padilla.
A full-suppression firefighting effort is underway, with 10-15 firefighters on scene along with fire engines. Hand lines are being dug around the fire and are expected to be completed by today.
The North Haycamp Fire is north of Forest Road 556 and east of Forest Road 558, about 8 miles northeast of Dolores and 3 miles south of Stoner. It is burning at low intensity on level terrain in ponderosa pine, aspen and mixed conifers. Smoke may be visible from surrounding areas.
No structures are threatened, and there are no road or trail closures. There is private land a half-mile east of the fire, but there are no structures other than a fenceline.
“We don’t see any issues in controlling this fire,” Padilla said. “Due to its size, we should have a line around it today.”
Fire activity may continue for the next few days inside the fire line perimeter, he said. A helicopter is available if fire crews request the assistance. There is a chance for thunderstorms in the area of the fire this afternoon.