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Fire northwest of Pagosa Springs 51% contained

With no recent lightning and no prescribed fire, the fire’s cause is under investigation.

PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo. — A wildfire has burned 721 acres northwest of Pagosa Springs in southwestern Colorado and is 51% contained, as of Tuesday morning

The Plumtaw Fire started around 1 p.m. on May 17 about 7 miles northwest of Pagosa Springs.

An evacuation notice is in effect for the Lost Valley of the San Juans neighborhood. The latest evacuation information can be found by contacting the Archuleta County Emergency Operations Call Center at 970-422-7084.

Fire resources continue to make progress securing the fire perimeter, taking advantage of the cool, cloudy weather and lower temperatures. Due to the progress, some resources, including two helicopter have been released.

With no recent lightning and no prescribed fire, the fire’s cause is under investigation.  

Credit: U.S. Forest Service
The Plumtaw Fire was burning less than 5 miles northwest of the Pagosa Springs airport on Tuesday, May 17, 20222.
Credit: Trip Gardner
The Plumtaw Fire burns northwest of the Pagosa Springs Airport

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