Plumtaw Fire

We want to say thank you to the community for all the support during the Plumtaw Fire. The kindness shown to all the resources was greatly appreciated.

June 2, 2022 marks the final day the Type 3 Incident Management Team will manage the Plumtaw Fire. Control of the fire will be transferred to the Unaweep Wildfire Use Module and a Type 4 Incident Commander. This marks the final daily update for the Plumtaw Fire unless conditions significantly change. Over the course of the summer, the public may see additional smoke from the fire area as interior pockets of fuel may continue to burn.  Additional information, if needed, will be posted on the San Juan National Forest Facebook page and on Inciweb.

Standing evacuation orders for Lost Valley of the San Juans have been lifted as of June 1, 2022.

For the most current, accurate information, please go to the Plumtaw Fire inciweb page at:

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PFPD Office Moved

PFPD Administration Office has moved to:

165 N Pagosa Blvd
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

Burn Permit Application Process


An open burning permit, including recreational fire, is required for all open burning conducted within the Archuleta County.

The permit may be obtained at the Administrative Office from Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. (The office is closed daily from Noon to 1:00 pm for lunch) Fire permits are $10.00 and are good from the time of purchase until the end of the calendar year in which they are purchased.

Permit buyers are required to fill out an application form at the time of purchase. The permit is good for one address and may be used multiple times.

Contact Us

 Administrative Offices
165 N Pagosa Blvd
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

Office Number: (970) 731-4191

Fax Number: (970) 731-4194