CO-MNX-Cottonwood ???

US Highway Forest Service Road 532, Dolores, CO
12 miles north by northeast of Cortez.

20 acres via WildCAD.

Undated Google Earth vegetation photo.


@20 hours old though


I think it might be this but still digging

UPDATE 4-6-24 9:30am
The fire continues to smolder and burn but did not grow overnight. The area received 2-3 inches of snow which is helping to keep the fire from spreading. Approximately 25 firefighters will be working today. Air resources may be used later today if weather permits. Empire Electric is on scene working to restore power. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

UPDATE 8:45pm
The fire has affected approximately 80 acres on the south side of highway 145 between Road 37 and the West Fork road on private and Forest Service land and is 5% contained. The Subdivision in the 38.1 area remains on pre-evacuation status. Highway 145 reopened at 9pm. The fire continues to burn and crews will remain on scene throughout the night. Weather permitting, air resources will be used tomorrow.
We would like to thank fire fighters from Dolores, Cortez, West Fork, Rico, Mancos, Lewis-Arriola, the Division of Fire Prevention and Control, and the US Forest Service, BLM, and CDOT for their assistance.

Subdivision at Road 38.1 is under evacuation. Subdivision at Road 37 is under PRE evacuation. Be ready to leave south on hwy 145 when notified by the Sheriff’s Office.

4-5-24 4:55pm
Highway 145 will be CLOSED at Road 37 due to a brush fire. Avoid the area.


Yeah it’s this one. Found comments and additional post by CDOT to confirm.