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Posted on: June 30, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Small Fire Contained on Telluride Ski Mountain


Small Fire Contained on Telluride Ski Mountain


Contact:    Susan Lilly, Public Information Officer   970-729-2028



June 30, 2017  -- (Telluride, CO) – San Miguel County Sheriff’s Deputies responded with Telluride Fire Protection District firefighters to the Telluride ski area this afternoon for a report of a small fire.


The 10 foot by 10 foot fire was burning in timber litter with flames less than one foot high under lift 9 where the bottom of ski runs Bushwhacker and Mammoth intersect. 


Firefighters hiked approximately 1,000 yards to get to the fire and were quickly able to contain it. A United States Forest Service (USFS) Engine was initially called in from Norwood but stood down. 


Telluride Fire Protection District Chief John Bennett told the Sheriff’s Office that the fire appears to be human caused but it was not determined as to what actually caused the fire. He said that although it’s been extremely dry and hot, there was enough moisture to prevent further growth of the fire.




The San Miguel Sheriff’s Office, located in Telluride, Colorado and established in 1883, serves 7,800 residents and countless visitors across the 1,288 square miles of San Miguel County. Sheriff Bill Masters has been serving as the county’s elected Sheriff since 1980.

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