Arkansas Loop Fire update — August 2
Southern Ute Indian Tribe
Durango Interagency Type3 Incident Management Team
Crews quickly responded to the Arkansas Loop Fire on Saturday evening, buildlng fire lines which proved to be beneficial in the suppression. The fire progressed directly to the line, which held the fire to only 12 acres.
The cause of the fire has been determined to be lightening recent storms bringing much needed moisture to the Southern Ute Indian Reservation.
Smoke is no longer visible from County Road 318. Please go to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe Environmental Programs Division Ambient Monitoring page at https://www.southernute-nsn.gov/justice-and-regulatory/epd/ air-quality/ambient-monitoring/
Fire Conditions & Weather
Fire conditions are still moderate. Portions of the Reservation have received little to no moisture, but fire conditions are slowly improving.
Location: On the Southern Ute Reservation
Started: Saturday, August 1, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m.
Fire Size Today: 12 acres
Structures Lost: 0
Ground Resources: 38 firefighters total, 2 modules, 2 Type-3 and 3 Type-6 engines
Evacuation Information: There are no evacuations ordered at this time
Follow Southern Ute Indian Tribe on social media or BIA Fire Management 970.563.4571
Closures: Roads near the fire are open. Smoke is in the area. Travelers can check road status at www.COTrip.org or by calling 511 or 303.639.1111
Temporary Flight Restriction: No temporary flight restriction are in effect.
Management: Durango Interagency Type 3 Team