Upper Pine River Fire Protection District

The Upper Pine River Fire Protection District provides all-risk fire, rescue and emergency medical services to 265 square miles of eastern La Plata County, southwest Colorado, not far from the Four Corners of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah. The District serves a permanent population of approximately 15,000 residents. Because this is a popular vacation area our summer population can climb to 30,000. More About Us...

416 Fire- approx location
Report Date: June 1, 2018
Update from La Plata County
west side of Highway 550 10 miles north of Durango. 100 acres & growing. Mandatory evacs for Iron Gate Subdivision in 36000 Block of 550 North. Pre-evac for east side of 550 North of CR 250 to Electra Lake"


If you have not signed up for CODE RED please follow the link below:



Stage 3 Burn Ban for more information on the county resolution




 UPRFPD DOES NOT issue burn permits for the Forest Lakes area. You are allowed to have 3 ft x 3 ft recreational fires in a manufactured pit with a spark arrestor and you do not need a burn permit for that. All other burning in the area is forbidden. 


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