Decker Wildfire Update

The Decker Fire, burning in the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Area in the San Luis Valley, has grown to almost 100 acres. 

The U.S. Forest Service says the fire is meeting a lot of resource objectives such as reducing fuels, removing dead trees and helping aspen regeneration. 

As long as the fire continues to do that and doesn’t hit a trigger point, such as a change in the weather, the Forest Service will continue to monitor it but not take action. 

The Forest Service will post notices for local hunters, but currently there are no structures threatened, road closures or forest closures. 

The Decker Fire was started by lightning on Sunday, along with three other smaller fires in the area.

Smoke from the Decker Fire is responsible for an Air Quality Alert for
Saguache, Chaffee, and Fremont Counties until 9 am Wednesday morning (Sept. 11).

Dan R

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