The #DeepFire has had little to no activity and remains at 7 acres. This fire is located in the Raggeds Wilderness, approximately 18 miles east northeast of Paonia, Colorado and approximately 6 miles south southwest of Marble, Colorado.
Firefighters will continue to monitor this fire, which still shows minimal fire behavior, mostly creeping and smoldering.
Smoke from this fire has been visible in the area, especially off Highway 133 near Paonia Reservoir and Erickson Springs. Small amounts of smoke may be seen and smelled by anyone hiking Spud Pass Trail #824, located nearby. This trail remains open, and recreationists are asked to use caution. There is no threat to structures and no closures at this time.
New Fire Start—Deep Fire
Paonia, Colorado, Sept. 26, 2023
Name: Deep Fire
Location: In the Raggeds Wilderness, approximately 18 miles east northeast of Paonia, Colorado and approximately 6 miles south southwest of Marble, Colorado.
Size: < .10
Cause: Under Investigation
Threatened Structures: 0
At approximately 9:52 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 25, 2023, the Deep Fire was reported east northeast of Paonia, in the Raggeds Wilderness near Deep Creek.
A multi mission aircraft flyover yesterday verified the fire is 0.10 acre in size with low spread potential. Due to the challenging terrain of the area and minimal fire behavior at this time, fire personnel and aircraft will continue to monitor the fire for any changing conditions. Firefighter and public safety are always the top priority when developing strategies and tactics.
Fire managers would like to remind forest users to continue to be attentive of their actions and surroundings, especially in areas with dry vegetation or dead/down trees. Practice smart wildfire prevention behavior including never leaving a campfire unattended, using established campfire rings, picking safe and proper campfire sites, and ensuring that their fires are completely out and cool to the touch by using the drown, stir and feel method.
Fire Information Links:
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests Fire Information: (970) 874-6602
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests website: www.fs.usda.gov/gmug
West Slope Fire Information: www.WestSlopeFireInfo.com
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