Mon Jun 22nd, 2020
Southern Ute Indian Tribe
The Six Shooter Fire was reported on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation at approximately 15:30, June 16, 2020. The fire was located in the Six Shooter Canyon.
The Six Shooter Fire is now 100% contained. Crews spent the strengthening the control lines and mopping up the interior. Fire personnel will remain in the fire area through tomorrow.
The Durango Interagency IMT 3 managed the Six Shooter Fire. Multiple assisted with the fully extinguishing the fire. A total of 110 personnel worked on the fire. Ground resources included fire personnel, 2 crews, 4 modules, 7 type-6 fire engines, and one dozer.
To monitor the air quality on or near the Southern Ute Indian Reservation, please go the Southern Ute Indian Tribe Environmental Programs Division Ambient Monitoring page at: https://www.southernute-nsn.gov/justice-and-regulatory/epd/air-quality/ambient-monitoring/
Oil and gas operations will be able to resume normal operations this coming week.
As a reminder, Stage 1 fire restrictions were enacted for Southern Ute Indian Reservation on Monday, May 11, 2020 and will remain in effect until conditions improve.
Stage I Fire Restrictions prohibits acts for the general public, commercial operators and industrial oil and gas operators performing work on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation.
Commercial and Industrial restrictions can be obtained from the BIA Fire Office at 575 County Road 517 or by calling (970) 563-4571.
Anyone violating the provisions of this fire ban may be subject to prosecution outlined in the Southern Ute Indian Criminal Code.
For more information on the Six Shooter Fire, please visit the Southern Ute Indian Tribe website, and follow the Southern Ute Indian Tribe on social media.
To report fires contact:
DURANGO ZONE DISPATCH (970) 385-1324
For more information or to report Fire Restriction Violations contact:
BIA FIRE MANAGEMENT (970) 563-4571 OR SOUTHERN UTE POLICE DEPARTMENT (970) 563-4401