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UPDATE: Ute Mountain lightning-strike fire doubles in size

Tribal firefighters said a lightning strike Wednesday night likely caused a wildfire near Ute Mountain that spread to 15 acres by Friday. John Trocheck, a public safety officer for the Towaoc Fire...

DATE: July 20, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Chance of rain in SW Colorado; BLM lifts fire restrictions

The Journal The Bureau of Land Management on Friday lifted Stage 1 fire restrictions on BLM-managed lands in Southwest Colorado, saying that recent precipitation and a forecast for rain have...

DATE: July 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Wildfire data seek to reduce drone disruptions

In an effort to prevent drones from interfering with firefighting activity, the Department of the Interior recently enhanced a service that provides access to near real-time wildfire locations in...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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East Rim Fire jumps to 689 acres, 25 percent containment

Over the past few days, containment on the East Rim Fire has increased, although the number of acres has also increased. The fire, started from lightning on July 2, was 700 acres and 40 percent...

DATE: July 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Lightning blamed in brush fire south of Cortez

Firefighters on Sunday evening beat down a small brush fire and residents pitched in with shovels and garden hoses after an apparent lightning strike in a residential area just south of Cortez....

DATE: July 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Exact cause of Lightner Creek Fire to remain ‘undetermined’

Firefighters know the Lightner Creek Fire started inside a house and spread to the surrounding wildland, but they are unable to determine what caused the fire inside the house. The fire burned too...

DATE: July 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Wildfires continue to burn in Montezuma, Dolores counties

Three wildfires continue to burn in Montezuma and Dolores counties, but one has been fully contained contained. Patrick Seekins, a fire management officer for the Bureau of Land Management and...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cost of Lightner Creek Fire tops $2 million

Battling the 412-acre Lightner Creek Fire a few miles west of Durango cost slightly more than $2 million as of Thursday, said Scot Davis, spokesman with the Durango Fire Protection District. The...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Fires flare up in Montezuma, Dolores counties

Dry lightning on Sunday likely started three wildfires in Montezuma County and Dolores Counties, according to county and federal officials. Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin said a blaze north...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Update: Lightner Creek Fire 95 percent contained

The Lightner Creek Fire was 95 percent contained by Sunday evening and firefighters expected to spend Monday mopping and monitoring the fire. Better mapping revealed the fire has consumed 412...

DATE: July 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Brush fire temporarily closes Navajo Lake campground

ALBUQUERQUE – State park officials say there were no serious injuries during a brush fire at Navajo Lake State Park, in northwestern New Mexico near the Colorado border. A brush fire broke out near...

DATE: July 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Lightner Creek Fire evacuees begin to return home

After a day of significant progress on the Lightner Creek Fire, residents who were evacuated began to return to their home in stages Saturday night. Beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday, residents on...

DATE: July 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News