Saturday, July 16, 2011

More Smoke from New Mexico this Morning

Once again we have heavy drift smoke throughout the county from fires burning in New Mexico.  We expect conditions to improve as the day goes on. 

Even with the rain we have received in the last week, small fires have continued to ignite in the area.  The fire restrictions South of Highway 160 and West of Highway 84 are still in effect.

Smoke from New Mexico as of 10:00am Saturday  7/16

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Smoke in County from New Mexico

Once again this morning, we have heavy drift smoke throughout the county from fires burning in New Mexico.  We expect conditions to imporve as the day goes on. 

In the past few day we have had five small fires accross Archuleta County:
  • A few in the Pagosa Junction area
  • One just northwest of Pagosa in Martinez Canyon
  • One in the area of Square Top Mountain
The largest of these fires was five acres and none of them pose any threat at this time.  Over 50 firefighters from Pagosa Fire, Los Pinos Fire, Upper Pine Fire, the Archuleta County Sheriff's Office, San Juan Public Lands (USFS/BLM), the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the National Park Service have been involved in the suppression of these fires.

7/2/11 - 9am: visable satellite showing smoke drift from the south

Friday, July 1, 2011

Fire Northwest of Town


From highway 160

Smoke Visable South of Town

A large plume of smoke is visable from the Los Alamos Fire south of Pagosa Springs.  It looks like a thunderhead.  If you think you are looking at this fire, please do not call 9-1-1.

Small Fire Northwest of Pagosa (in Martinez Canyon)

There is a 1/4 acre fire northwest of Pagosa in Martinez Canyon.  Firefighters are on scene and the fire has been lined .  We do not anticipate that the fire will grow or houses be affected.  We will let residents know should anything change.  If you think you seen this fire, please do not call 9-1-1.