3 Lightning Caused Fires

Today, crews are making significant progress on the three lightning-caused fires burning in remote Mesa County. Crews continue to secure perimeter line, mop-up hot spots and seek any potential flare ups from the current dry and windy conditions. Colorado Division of...

Blue Creek Fire

At 6 p.m. yesterday, crews responded to the Blue Creek Fire in Mesa County about 10 miles SE of Gateway. Resources on scene include three federal engines, one heavy air tanker, six smoke jumpers, and one Department of Fire Prevention and Control Type 2 helicopter. The...

Counties and Public Land Agencies Offer Friendly Reminders on Best Practices for Preventing Wildfires

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release October 18, 2019 Media Contacts: Kimberlee Phillips, USFS PAO (970) 874-6717 kim.phillips@usda.gov Katie Yergensen, Montrose County PIO (970) 964-8701 kyergensen@montrosecounty.net Counties and Public Land Agencies Offer Friendly...

East Canyon Fire burning south of Mancos, Colorado

Dolores, Colo. – The lightning-caused East Canyon Fire was reported to the Durango Interagency Dispatch Center on September 10, 2018 and is currently one acre in size. The fire is located about six miles south of Mancos, Colorado and west of Cherry Creek in the East...

Buttermilk Fire Info and News

The Buttermilk Fire is 15% contained. Favorable weather helped ground and air support cool hot spots and complete contingency lines yesterday. Today, a Type I helicopter will continue to cool hot spots and secure line. Heavy equipment arrived late in the day yesterday...
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