Six Shooter Fire fully contained

The Southern Ute Police Department were on site to provide support and direct traffic, as the Six Shooter Fire was reported on Southern Ute Indian Reservation, Tuesday, June 16.
Photo Credit: Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum

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:

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.


General Public:

Prohibited acts:

  1. OPEN BURNING.  Burning of trash and/or yard waste is prohibited.
  2. AGRICULTURAL BURNING.  Burning of crop land, fields, rangeland, debris burning, slash piles, prescribed burning and weed burning are prohibited.
  3. CAMP FIRES.  Building, maintaining or using a warming fire or campfire outside of officially designated or developed camp sites is prohibited.  The fire restrictions do not include charcoal fires (in suitable containers) for barbeques or fires for sweat ceremonies, however, such fires are not to be left unattended and are to be fully extinguished after use.
  4. FIREWORKS.  Possession, discharging or use of any type or fireworks is prohibited.

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:


For more information or to report Fire Restriction Violations contact:



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