Rangers close large chunks of public forest in West as wildfires

Extreme fire danger in the West forces another national forest to close

The National Weather Service posted red-flag warnings for extreme fire danger for large portions of the Four Corners region of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona.

Summit Fire Chief Jeff Berino said Wednesday night that lightning has been ruled out as a cause of the Buffalo Fire, which erupted Tuesday near the central Colorado town of Silverthorne. Sara McLaughlin and Michael Kramer had to move their June 9 wedding to another location due to the fire, according to their wedding website.

Hot and dry conditions are helping fuel fast-moving wildfires blazing throughout the West.

Around 11 a.m Tuesday morning, Summit County Fire & EMS reported a wildfire burning on Buffalo Mountain.

"Given the fire behavior that we've been seeing and the amount of fire on the landscape and the amount of structures in the area, that's a really good thing", Knight said.

The closure order will prohibit entry into the San Juan National Forest, including entry by the general public, most administrative entry by Forest Service employees, and most uses authorized under Forest Service permits and contracts.

The order is effective Friday for the Mountainair and Sandia districts, and in place June 22 for the Mount Taylor district.

More than 900 firefighters were dealing with rough and inaccessible terrain, and residents of more than 2,000 homes have been forced to evacuate since the flames ignited June 1.

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Evacuees are being asked by Albany County to email ema@co.albany.wy.us with accurate contact information so that consistent information sharing can be maintained.

The evacuations have been lifted except for the area near one hot spot firefighters are continuing to battle.

A Type 2 Incident Management Team was ordered Monday afternoon.

The fire covers more than 23,000 acres, according to the latest updates on federal wildfire database Inciweb. Residents of another 500 homes have been told they too might have to evacuate, La Plata County officials said.

There are still more than a thousand homes evacuated.

They say Thursday's weather won't do them any favors, but things are expected to get better after that.

The fire is still under investigation. Years ago, he said fire departments were hesitant to commit resources to fighting every fire, and launching a coordinated response to a major blaze could take up to two days. A number of Forest Roads in the area are closed, including Forest Roads 530, 544,501, 512 WA and the Mountain Home Trail System. "To try to mitigate fire when it does occur", explained Ranger Bill Jackson, with the U.S. Forest Service.

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