Pine Ridge fire information

June 29, 2012

wildfire

*Watch for updates and links to updates on this page throughout the day

Click here for current updates of Pine Ridge fire

Pine Ridge Fire updates — June 29 — GJ Sentinel

On Twitter, info on the fire is under these hashtags
#PineRidgeFire and #Pine_COGRD

Pine Ridge Fire perimeter map

Perimeter maps of active Colorado wildfires

Photo gallery of Pine Ridge fire

DeBeque Canyon CDOT cam

KKCO-TV Grand Junction

KREX-TV Grand Junction

CDPHE Air Quality Advisories

In Silt we had smoke and ash Thursday evening with winds out of the W/SW. The wind switched about 10:30 p.m, from the north. Haze this morning, no heavy smoke or ash, yet.  As of 9:50 a.m., winds are out of the N/NE at 5-7 mph

*Rifle air quality monitor*
Click on “7-Day Timeline Plots” under the image of downtown Rifle to get real time stats. Click on today’s date on the calendar in the left column, then click “Plot Data”. The PM indices are down cuz of equipment maintenance. They really need to get those back up asap

Fire has not crossed I-70. Type one Hotshots firefighting team expected in today.

Over 12,000 acres. Fire is 5% contained (9:00 a.m.)

As of 7:30 a.m., one lane of I-70 was open both directions through De Beque Canyon (between mile markers 49 and 62). Additional closures of I-70 in this area are likely today due to firefighting activity and possible smoke. At this time the alternate route around this closure is open. From DeBeque head south on the DeBeque Cutoff Road (45 1/2 Road) to Highway 65 and back to I-70. If the fire crosses the interstate or if smoke becomes a problem, this alternate route could be closed as well.
Check here for travel advisories

Companies closing gas wells near blaze

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