Fire Personnel Respond to Smoke on Methodist Mountain

June 27, 2012

Salida Fire, Chaffee County Fire, and Chaffee County Sheriff’s Department personnel have responded to reports of smoke on Methodist Mountain. Interim Salida Fire Chief Doug Bess said, “At this point, nothing is confirmed. We are currently patrolling the subdivisions along Methodist Mountain. We are also working the U.S. Forest Service. They have a helicopter en route to fly the area and check the spots where smoke was reported.”

Despite today’s showers, Stage 2 Fire Restrictions are still in effect. To stay informed, please register your cell phone for Code Red. To sign up, visit, call 539-2596, or go to the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office at 641 West 3rd Street for a paper registration form.


June 28, 2012

The reported smoke was identified as wispy clouds.

Please continue to call 911 if you suspect or see smoke.