Man is ticketed after fire damages property on a red flag day

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Man is ticketed after fire damages property on a red flag day

Damage to neighbor’s property included boat, fence and trees
James Porter was burning a ditch on April 2 when it got out of control and moved onto private property in the 13000 block of County Road G near the Sand Canyon trailhead.
John Tomac, who lives on County Road G, joined firefighters with a privately owned water truck.
Recent fires

Controlled burns that got away have kept local fire departments busy. In the past two weeks, the Cortez Fire Protection District was called in to regain control of eight runaway fires.

Date Address Acres Cause

March 28 174 U.S. 160 .01 Camp fire
March 29 4000 U.S. 160 2 Controlled burn
April 2 13116 Road G 1 Controlled burn
April 2 2426 Road G 7 Controlled burn
April 10 24826 Road L 3 Controlled burn
April 10 25150 Road G.15 3 Controlled burn
April 10 10186 Road G .01 Controlled burn
April 11 12800 Colo. 145 2 Controlled burn
Source: Cortez Fire Protection District

Man is ticketed after fire damages property on a red flag day

James Porter was burning a ditch on April 2 when it got out of control and moved onto private property in the 13000 block of County Road G near the Sand Canyon trailhead.
John Tomac, who lives on County Road G, joined firefighters with a privately owned water truck.
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