6/11/21 3:3pm Update
South Fork fire is 100% contained at 14 acres. Fire resources were able to secure the fire perimeter last night, and a few fire resources remain on scene to work hot areas within the interior. This will be the last update for the South Fork Fire.

Location: South Fork Fire is NW of Nucla, CO & N of Hwy 141 on Horse Mesa. Fire is in a remote area with difficult access.

Start Date: June 7, 2021

Cause: Lightning

Size: Approx. 14 acres

Containment: 100%

Values at Risk: Firefighter and public safety are always priority. There are no structures threatened.

Jurisdiction: BLM, not threating private

Fuels: Pinyon & Juniper

Fire Behavior: Smoldering within the interior

Resources Assigned: Engine
Full Suppression Strategy
BLM is in coordination with Montrose County and Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) fire managers.

Updated Information: Follow our social media outlets and Interagency Dispatch websites for the latest information on local wildfires.
Durango Dispatch website: www.wildcad.net/WCcodrc.htm
Montrose Dispatch website: https://gacc.nifc.gov/rmcc/dispatch_centers/r2mtc/
Twitter (https://twitter.com/SWD_Fire)
Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/BLMMontroseFireUnit).


South Fork Fire Update
Bureau of Land Management – Southwest District
Uncompahgre Field Office

South Fork Fire Update: Cooler temperatures assisted with getting some containment on the South Fork fire today. Fire resources made great progress with securing sections of the fire perimeter and continue to work towards full containment. There was very little fire activity and smoke today. Fire remains at 14 acres and is 50% contained. Multiple resources are on scene working the fire.

Location: South Fork Fire is NW of Nucla, CO & N of Hwy 141 on Horse Mesa. Fire is in a remote area with difficult access.

Start Date: June 7, 2021

Cause: Lightning

Size: Approx. 14 acres

Containment: 50%

Values at Risk: Firefighter and public safety are always priority. There are no structures threatened.

Jurisdiction: BLM, not threating private

Fuels: Pinyon & Juniper

Fire Behavior: Smoldering with minimal fire activity

Resources Assigned: BLM & USFS engines, USFS wildfire management module, and Colorado DFPC helicopter.
Full Suppression Strategy – with forecasted Red Flag conditions, remote location and out of concern for firefighter’s safety, fire managers are looking at indirect natural barrier features and 2018 Bull Draw Burn Scar to assist in containing the fire. Expect to see an increase in smoke and fire behavior as portions of the fire move to identified control features.
BLM is in coordination with Montrose County and Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) fire managers.

Updated Information: Follow our social media outlets and Interagency Dispatch websites for the latest information on local wildfires.
Durango Dispatch website: www.wildcad.net/WCcodrc.htm
Montrose Dispatch website: https://gacc.nifc.gov/rmcc/dispatch_centers/r2mtc/
Twitter (https://twitter.com/SWD_Fire)
Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/BLMMontroseFireUnit).

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