416 Fire Air Quality Health Advisory Cancelled: Updated 6/17

6/17/18 - Decreasing smoke production from the 416 Fire along with anticipated rainfall will allow the Air Quality Health Advisory for Wildfire Smoke to be cancelled for La Plata, northeastern Montezuma, and eastern Dolores Counties. If conditions warrant, this advisory could be re-issued at a future date. San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) in [...]

By | 2018-06-19T09:46:19+00:00 June 17th, 2018|Air Quality, Local Wildfire Updates|Comments Off on 416 Fire Air Quality Health Advisory Cancelled: Updated 6/17

416 Fire Air Quality Health Advisory: Updated 6/16

The thick smoke in the Animas Valley will lift throughout the morning hours with south to southeast winds on Saturday. Periods of rain and storms will bring much needed precipitation and cloud cover to the region. Smoke from the Burro and 416 Fires should remain within the Durango and northeastern Montezuma areas. Close to [...]

By | 2018-06-19T09:43:21+00:00 June 16th, 2018|Air Quality, Local Wildfire Updates, Public Service Announcements|Comments Off on 416 Fire Air Quality Health Advisory: Updated 6/16

416 Fire Reentry

In partnership with Fort Lewis College, La Plata County and the Rocky Mountain Type 1 Incident Management Team, a new interactive map is available to show residents whether their home is under evacuation or pre-evacuation order, as well as how far the structure is from the 416 Fire perimeter. The new fire evacuation map [...]

By | 2018-06-19T09:38:34+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Emergency Preparedness, Food Safety, Local Wildfire Updates, Water Quality|Comments Off on 416 Fire Reentry

416 Fire Updates

Air Quality The 416 Fire continues to burn north and west of Hermosa along Highway 550 in La Plata County. This fire may impact air quality in the region. Fine particles in smoke are respiratory irritants, and exposures to high concentrations can cause persistent cough, phlegm, wheezing, and difficulty breathing. If you or [...]

By | 2018-06-19T09:39:29+00:00 June 2nd, 2018|Air Quality, Emergency Preparedness, Local Wildfire Updates, Recent News|Comments Off on 416 Fire Updates

June is Pet Preparedness Month

Make a Plan Remember, during a disaster what’s good for you is good for your pet, so get them ready today. If you leave your pets behind, they may be lost, injured – or worse. Never leave a pet chained outdoors. Plan options include: Create a buddy system in case you’re not home. Ask [...]

By | 2018-05-31T16:25:12+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Emergency Preparedness, Local Wildfire Updates|Comments Off on June is Pet Preparedness Month
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