Pine Ridge fire 35% contained

July 2, 2012

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Click here for current updates of Pine Ridge fire

The Pine Ridge fire is 35% contained with over 13,000 acres burned.  As you see by the map at the information link above, the east flank of the fire remains active and the Mesa County Sheriff  advises DeBeque area residents to remain on alert.  Firelines are holding on the west flank and firefighters are building a line toward the north flank. The fire has not crossed the Colorado River and those lines are expected to hold.

According to Incident Commander Bill Hahnenberg full containment is expected by Thursday.

Cost of fighting fire near De Beque at $1.6 million

The GJ Sentinel has generously opened up Pine Ridge fire coverage on their website to non-subscribers

CLICK HERE to see the Sentinel’s coverage of the Pine Ridge Fire

Pine Ridge fire photo gallery

Pine Ridge Fire Time Lapse Video

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