Spring Fire Update & Visiting Alamosa County
The Spring Fire began on Wednesday, June 27 and has grown to 107,627 acres. The Spring Fire is 70 percent contained as of July 9, 2018. Alamosa is 30 miles west of the fire and safe from potential burn but with certain weather patterns our community may be affected by smoke from the fire.
Where is the fire?
The Spring Fire began approximately five miles east of Fort Garland and spread through Costilla County and Huerfano County. See a map of the fire here.
Do I need to cancel my vacation plans to the Alamosa area?
Absolutely NOT! Alamosa welcomes guests from near and far, as the fire is located nearly 30 miles away. You may experience during your trip a bit of a haze in the air, and depending on the wind direction possibly the smell of smoke. The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, the Rio Grande National Forest, and San Juan National Forest are open with Stage 2 fire restrictions.
Where can I get more information?
The public can call 719-695-9573 for information on the fire and 719-480-8719 for other local information. Follow @Springfire2018 on Twitter for info or visit http://slvemergency.org/ or https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5875/ or https://www.facebook.com/SpringFire2018/