West Fork Fire Complex update: June 21, 2013, 4 p.m.


West Fork Fire:  The town of South Fork evacuated this morning at 6 a.m. and a Red Cross evacuation center has been set up in Del Norte.  The fire is still several miles from the town of South Fork.

All additional resources have been assigned to the South Fork area, including 32 engine crews and two hand crews. Air attack was heavy throughout the fire today, but recently suspended as another Red Flag Warning is in effect and winds are too strong to fly.  They did fly nonstop earlier today.

www.inciweb.org is being updated throughout the day as information becomes available.

Evacuations:  There are multiple ongoing evacuations and pre-evacuations for the most update information on evacuations please go to www.acemergency.org or call the Hinsdale County Sheriff’s Office at 719-657-4000

Closures:  Again, there are multiple road and trail closures the primary ones are Highway 160 and all roads and trails accessing 160 between South Fork and Treasure Falls.

Public meetings: There will be a public meeting in Pagosa Springs tonight, Friday June 21, at 7 p.m. at the Ross Aragon Community Center on Hot Springs Boulevard.  The public meeting scheduled this morning for Creede has been postponed.