West Fork Complex fire reported at 53,544 acres

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    The West Fork Complex, including the West Fork, Papoose and Windy Pass fires, is reported at 53,544 acres.

    A little cloud cover and some cooler temps have helped a bit this morning.

    Fire officials have stated that anyone attempting to go around the barriers at the West Fork Fire will be issued a citation.

    Rio Grande county health officials are urging that, if smoke is thick or becomes thick in your neighborhood, please remain indoors. Limit outdoor activity when moderate-heavy smoke is present; especially those with heart diseases, respiratory illnesses, the very young, and the elderly.