The fire is burning in a steep canyon, with heavy down and dead fuels, and standing snags. The fire received precipitation on Monday and more is possible Tuesday. Brian May: My heart attack could have been coronavirus, Chrissy Metz: I'm so happy for Mandy Moore's pregnancy news. Drop off donation sites include: Las Animas County – The East Fork Fire located 11 miles southeast of Trinidad, Colo., near the Colorado – New Mexico border, has grown to 338 acres and is 10% contained. Assumption of control of the East Fork Fire was turned over to DFPC at 6 a.m. on Wednesday August 26, 2020 under the command of. LAS ANIMAS COUNTY – The East Fork Fire grew by only three acres over the week due to an increase in the number of firefighters, 55 to 95, entering the fray. A dozer line has been completed around the fire on the Fisher’s Peak and Little Fisher’s Peak Mesa… National Guard helicopters will be conducting bucket work today and dozers are working along the southern flank from Lake Dorothey to the west. Video shows aftermath of Navy aircraft's crash in neighborhood, Hear Trump speak after voting in person in Florida, What Trump supporters see on their Facebook feeds, Pete Docter: Pixar have waited too long to have a film with a Black lead. Today, National Guard helicopters will be conducting bucket work today and dozers are working along the southern flank from Lake Dorothey to the west. The fire continues to burn on 2 State Wildlife Areas: James M John State Wildlife Area (SWA) and Lake Dorothey SWA. Today, National Guard helicopters will be conducting bucket work today and dozers are working along the southern flank from Lake Dorothey to the west. for indirect tactics in addition to installing indirect lines and beginning burnout operations on West, North, and East flanks. Sorry, no promotional deals were found matching that code. From there you can search by city, county, publication, etc. Crews will continue to utilize indirect line and burnout operations for the majority of the fire.”, The fire was started by lightning on Aug. 22. Please use the contact information below to find out how you can help! You gain full access to The Chronicle-News website, archives, classifieds, obituaries and announcements, weather, state and national news and multimedia presentations including photos, video and more. classifieds.worldjournal@gmail.com, Subscriptions: Please use the contact information below to find out how you can help! The East Fork Fire is located in the old Track Fire burn scar area. Let us know what's going on! Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.. The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) is coordinating with Raton, New Mexico (NM), NM Forestry Division, Colorado Parks & WIldlife, Las Animas County, Las Animas County Sheriff and Hoehne VFD. Although the fire remains in Colorado, a watershed near Raton, NM is threatened and has seen some impact above Lake Dorothey. Said DFPC “Aircraft and ground resources continue to use a full suppression strategy where safely possible to do so and minimize impacts on private land. 2020-08-28 17:34:13 East Fork Fire PM Update: Friday, August 28, 2020 Acres: 1,100 Containment: 10% Date Started: 8/22/2020 Cause/Origin: Lightning/Natural Location: 11 miles SE of Trinidad, CO. 1.5 miles from CO/NM border Incident Commander: Larry Long, DFPC Battalion Chief August 28, 2020: The East Fork Fire saw an increase in acreage today and is now […] Limited fire behavior and growth overnight Saturday kept fire growth at bay and helped increase the containment area. High near 75F. Type III engines and crews are on scene and air drops on the fire were started Thursday. A watershed in Raton, New Mexico is threatened. The East Fork fire near Lake Dorothey grew to 1,680 acres over the weekend and forced evacuations for campers at Sugarite Canyon State Park and a handful of residences and the closure of two State Wildlife Areas. Please purchase a subscription to continue reading. A dozer line has been completed around the fire on the Fisher’s Peak and Little Fisher’s Peak Mesa. Purchase online access to The Chronicle-News E-edition and everything you need to stay informed about Trinidad, southeastern Colorado, Raton and northeastern New Mexico. – The East Fork Fire grew by only three acres over the week due to an increase in the number of firefighters, 55 to 95, entering the fray. Crews have engaged the fire with direct tactics in the areas where it is safe to do so. Nearly 60 people are helping fight the fire, officials say. The fire by Sunday was reported at 15 percent containment and though evacuation orders were lifted, both the Lake Dorothey State Wildlife Area and James M John State Wildlife Area remain closed. Here, by EEMullens HUERFANO — A tour bus rolled over on I-26 shortly, Local first responders, citizens, economy, governments, and land all impacted for years. By viewing our video content, you are accepting the terms of our. The East Fork Fire, located 11 miles SouthEast of Trinidad, CO near the Colorado/New Mexico Border has grown to 338 acres, with 10% containment. Areas, roads, and trails have been scouted out and assessed for indirect tactics in addition to installing indirect lines and beginning burnout operations on West, North, and East flanks. Ruybalid not entitled to compensation, rules state supreme court. 113 N. 2nd St We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Fire crews battling the East Fork Fire are in need of cases of bottled water, nonperishable food items, and basic toiletries.

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