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Photos from Lightning Strike Fires at Squaw Point - July 12, 2019

On July 12th 2019, shortly before 5:00 p.m. MST, a series of lightning strikes hit around Dove Creek and surrounding points.


Only minutes after, a report was made of fire near the old Squaw Point Fire Station.


At the time of this article, three separate points or origin were reported, and though there are still agencies on scene, all of them are extinguished.



Responding agencies:

  • Dolores County Sheriff's Office
  • Dove Creek Volunteer Fire Department
  • Dove Creek Ambulance Service
  • Egnar-Slickrock Volunteer Fire Department
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Dolores County Office of Emergency Management


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