Early Morning East Canyon Fire Update

In the early stages of a fire like this information is difficult to come by. Later today a type 2 incident crew will be taking over the fire. Last night things were happening so fast I could not keep up with it, that is why I posted what I did on the blog. Going forward I will be covering everything on the site and posting to Facebook just like I normally do with storms.

As of 11 pm last night, the latest information I saw showed the fire at 895 acres. The eastern edge of the fire should be around 12-13 miles west of Durango West.

Winds are the most critical parameter for me to cover this morning. Here are the winds at 9 am. Until then the winds will be very light and erratic. By 9 am here you can see they start out of the southeast. The 11 (mph) is in Cortez, as you see it is slightly higher to east near the fire.

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Here is 10 am, it is very similar. But the winds are turning more southerly.

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It’s going to be a long day. Check back for updates. Next update around 9 am. I will update the wind forecast past 10 am at that time. I do expect the winds to transition to southwest this afternoon.

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