Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Tuesday, July 16, 2024 2:20:00 AM MDT

Wildfire Incident Report


Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
www.fireweatheravalanche.org
Incident #
2023-COSJF-000634
FWAC Incident ID
40775322
Incident Name
Dry Lake Fire
Last Updated
Monday, November 27, 2023 2:34 PM MST
(8 months ago)
Fire Reported
Tuesday, August 1, 2023 2:04 AM MDT
(12 months ago)
State
Colorado
Incident Type
Wildfire
Location
11.4 miles E of Bayfield, CO
Responsible Agency
US Forest Service
Responsible Fire Unit
San Juan National Forest
Fuels
pondo
Notes
SO#: 32 IQCS#: 682898 | Contain: 08/12/2023 18:00 | Control: 08/16/2023 16:45
Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

The Dry Lake Fire is a lightning-caused fire currently burning on San Juan National Forest land in Archuleta County, Colorado. Over 120 fire personnel are assigned to the fire, which is burning in the First Notch area on the Columbine Ranger District. The lightning-caused fire started within a network of Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) trails and Forest Service System Roads that are being used as containment lines.

Smoke will be visible to travelers along US Highway 160 between Bayfield and Pagosa Springs, and to some residents in Ignacio and Archuleta County. Please watch for extra fire traffic in the area and along First Notch Road (FR 620) this week and into this weekend.

Last Updated
Fri, Aug 4, 2023 1:54 PM UTC
Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Lightning
Fire Discovered
Wed, Aug 30, 2023 10:13 PM UTC
Location
3 miles ENE of Yellow Jacket Pass, Montezuma County CO
Incident Commander
Brad Pietruszka IC3
Nate Christiansen, IC3T
Coordinates
37.270833333333, -107.38777777778
Total Personnel
128
Size
35 Acres
Containment
0%
Fuels Involved

Timber, Brush, Understory

Significant Events

A Type 3 Incident Managment Team is coordinating firefighting efforts. Firefighters are “blacklining” along forest roads and trails to suppress the fire. Blacklining removes fuel on one side of containment lines to make them wider. This evening, smoke may settle between Yellowjacket Pass and Chimney Rock on the Highway 160 corridor, and into the Piedra River drainage toward Arboles.

Dispatch Contact
Durango Interagency Dispatch Center | Durango, CO
Phone: 970-385-1324
Website: https://sites.google.com/firenet.gov/durangointeragencydispatch
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