Ute Mountain fire may cause smoke over San Juan County

The Daily Times staff
The Daily Times

FARMINGTON — Smoke may be visible over northern San Juan County as crews battle a fire near Towaoc, Colo.

Firefighters on Thursday night were working on extinguishing the 200-acre fire on Ute Mountain behind Towaoc, according to a press release from San Juan County Emergency Management.

San Juan County police dispatchers are aware of the blaze, and residents are asked to call 911 only in the event of an emergency.

Bureau of Indian Affairs officials expected the fire to decrease throughout the night, the release states.

No San Juan County crews were involved in fighting the fire.