East Canyon Fire in Colorado grows to 2,905 acres, 100% contained


Final Update June 28, 2020

East Canyon Fire north flank on June 21. Photo courtesy of InciWeb.

MANCOS, CO. (KRQE)- Fire crews in Colorado continue to battle a fire near Mancos, Colorado. The East Canyon fire is located on Bureau of Land Management and private lands in both Montezuma and La Plata Counties. It is also burning on the east side of Weber Canyon and the west side of Cherry Creek. The fire started on June 14.

Latest info below. Released on June 26:

  • Start Date: June 14
  • Location: Southeast of Mancos, CO. The fire is burning on the east side of Weber Canyon and the west side of Cherry Creek.
  • Containment: 100% as of June 28
  • Size: 2,905 acres
  • Structures Threatened: None
  • Structures Burned: None
  • Evacuations: Lifted
  • Cause: lightning
  • Vegetation: Pinon, Juniper, Gambel Oak
  • Total Personnel: 11
  • Area Vegetation: Timber, dormant brush, hardwood slash, timber, oak brush, pinon-juniper
  • Closures:
    • No closures anticipated to Highway 160. Travelers can check road status at www.COTrip.org
    • County Road 105, or Cherry Creek Road, is open only to residents and fire-fighting traffic

As of Thursday, June 25, fire officials report resources will continue to improve sections of the fire where heat is still a possible threat to the perimeter. Crews state other sections of the fire line that are cold and are not a threat are being pulled back and repaired.

Firefighters continue to work on the fire’s perimeter on Friday, June 26 and crews report the internal heat has started to burn out. The helicopter used during this effort will likely be released Friday afternoon but officials report resources can be called back if there is a future need for them.

Evacuation information

Fire officials are also reminding residents to keep their drones at home.

East Canyon Fire Map June 22, 2020

Map of 2020 Wildfires in New Mexico

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