Karen Dickson / Montezuma County

Updated 5:35 p.m., June 30

Firefighters have started containing two wildfires in Montezuma County that began during a weekend of high fire danger.

Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control

This article is no longer being updated. Please click here for the latest on the East Canyon Fire.

The East Canyon Fire, burning in rugged terrain in pinon, juniper and scrub oak forests between Mancos and Hesperus, grew to more than 2,700 acres Monday evening.

KSJD Local Newscast - June 15, 2020

Jun 15, 2020

Photo courtesy of Jon Brooks

Updated at 8:00 pm on June 15, 2020

Wildfire season started abruptly in Southwest Colorado this weekend after a series of lightning-caused fires ignited on Saturday night. The East Canyon fire was reported around 1pm on Sunday afternoon, and was estimated at 2,000 acres with 0% containment on Monday evening.

Fighting Fire with Fire in New Mexico’s Ponderosa Pines

Jul 6, 2018
Courtesy of Western State Colorado University

Prescribed burns are a useful tool against the increasing danger of wildfires in the Western United States. But there’s a risk.