CO WILDFIRE UPDATES:
Sinbad Wildfire- This lightning cause wildfire is currently burning on the Eastern edge of the Manit-La Sal National Forest 26 miles east of Moab, UT. This fire is estimated to have burned 216 acres with containment up to 20% as of Wednesday evening. No structures are immediately threatened and there are no evacuation orders.
East Fork Wildfire- A lightning strike on June 15th sparked this wildfire 30 miles southeast of Montrose, or 13 miles east of Ridgway. As of Tuesday, the fire remains at 447 acres. This fire has shown very little growth over the past week. The closures on The Big Cimarron, Beaver Lake and Silver Jack Campgrounds have been lifted. The Trailhead to Courthouse Peak and trails to the Wetterhorn Basin from the north are closed. This fire is 70% contained and is currently threatening 20 Residences, 15 commercial properties and 5 outbuildings.
West Fork Complex- This complex is made up of three different wildfires. The West Fork Wildfire, Windy Pass Wildfire, and Papoose Wildfire have collectively burned 109,049 acres as of Wednesday. The fire is located approximately 7 miles northwest of the town of South Fork and 14.5 miles northeast of Pagosa Springs. The complex remains at 19% contained, but Highway 149 and Highway 160 have re-opened. About 50 miles of trail in the Rio Grande National Forest and 150 miles of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail remain closed. 281 total structures are threatened by the fire, including 256 residences.