Plateau Fire


Incident #: SJF-930
Fire Start: 8 months ago
Location: 14.2 miles N of Dolores, CO
Acres: 19,634
Agency: Durango Interagency Dispatch Center (CODRC)
Dispatch Notes: Iqcs: 419157so: 61

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Incident Overview

Updated: 44 mins, 13 secs ago — Plateau Fire Update Information Center: (970) 403-5417 August 17, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Current Situation: Fire managers believe that Thursday was the last day of significant smoke that will come off the Plateau Fire. As seen on the attached fire progression map, the fire worked its way through the large patch of green forest remaining in the northeast section of the fire perimeter. Though it created a lot of smoke, fire in this area was generally low intensity surface fire that burned needles and other fuels on the ground. Precipitation fell on the fire overnight. The small unburned area near the southwest perimeter (near McPhee) is not expected to burn at this point as the fire has stayed within the containment lines for several days. There will continue to be light smoke for some time as fuels continue to smolder and occasionally flare up, and residents should not report these smokes unless they are spotted in an area outside the...


Incident Contact
Fire Information
Phone: 970-403-5417
Hours: 07:00 am- 09:00 pm
Fire Unit Information
San Juan National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
15 Burnett Court
Durango, CO 81301

Basic Information

Date of Origin
Sunday July 22nd, 2018 approx. 03:18 PM
Fire origin is approximately 13 miles North of Dolores, CO
Incident Commander
Matt Traynham, Amanda Charron (T) IC 4
37.658 latitude, -108.474 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel
19,634 Acres
% Contained
Estimated Containment Date
Thursday August 30th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved
Timber (litter and understory)
Timber (grass and understory)
Significant Events
Minimal fire behavior with creeping, smoldering and backing.


Planned Actions
Firefighters continue to mop up, patrol, and hold containment lines to minimize the potential for the fire to escape.
Projected Incident Activity
Minimal fire spread is expected.