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Payne Fire

Payne Fire

At 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 22, the Payne fire was reported. The approximately 1 acre fire is located 5 miles east of the Divide road, ½ mile south of National Forest System Road #534, Roubideau Spur on the Uncompahgre National Forest, Montrose County. Smoke...

BLM Tres Rios Field Office lift Stage I Fire Restrictions

BLM Tres Rios Field Office lift Stage I Fire Restrictions

Dolores, Colo. – Current Stage I Fire Restrictions will be lifted on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in the Tres Rios Field Office and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument effective at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, July 31, 2021. Recent...

Hicks Fire

Hicks Fire

Hicks Fire - Final Update Gunnison, Colorado, Aug. 2, 2021 Name: Hicks Fire Location: 2.5 miles south of Highway 50, 5 miles southwest of Sargents, off National Forest System Trail (NFST) #492 on the Gunnison National Forest, Saguache County Size: Approximately 1.3...

Fire Restrictions Lifted in Part of Montrose County

Fire Restrictions Lifted in Part of Montrose County

Montrose, COLO.—Sheriff Gene Lillard will remove fire restrictions effective Friday at 12:01 am for the east side of Montrose County. The West End of Montrose County will remain in Stage 1 fire restrictions until further notice. The boundary of land that remains in...

New Fire Start—Twin Sisters Fire

New Fire Start—Twin Sisters Fire

New Fire Start—Twin Sisters Fire Ouray, Colorado, July 14, 2021 Name: Twin Sisters Fire Location: 1 mile NW of Ouray–Twin Peaks area Size: Approximately 1/10 acre–single tree Cause: Lightning Jurisdiction: USFS Containment: 0% Threatened Structures: 0 Around 8 p.m....

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BLM to conduct prescribed pile burning on public lands managed by Gunnison, Tres Rios, and Uncompahgre Field Offices this winter

MONTROSE, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Southwest District plans to burn slash piles on public lands managed by BLM at several locations in the Gunnison, Tres Rios, and Uncompahgre Field Offices as conditions allow throughout the winter. These burns are...

GMUG Announces Forest Wide Prescribed Fire Projects

Delta, Colorado, Sept. 23, 2021 – Fire Management Officials from the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests have announced plans to conduct prescribed burns this fall. The vegetation treatments will occur September through November depending upon...

Payne Fire

At 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 22, the Payne fire was reported. The approximately 1 acre fire is located 5 miles east of the Divide road, ½ mile south of National Forest System Road #534, Roubideau Spur on the Uncompahgre National Forest, Montrose County. Smoke...

Prescribed Burn Treatments Planned for Tres Rios and Uncompahgre Field Offices

MONTROSE, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management Southwest District plans to conduct several prescribed burns beginning early October and throughout the fall when conditions allow on public lands managed by the Tres Rios and Uncompahgre Field Offices. These burns are...

Montrose County Rescinds Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in West End

MONTROSE, CO --Sheriff Lillard has made the decision to life Stage 1 Fire Restrictions for the West End of Montrose County will be on 12:01am Friday, September 3rd. This effectively ends all fire restrictions in the unincorporated county area for this time.

BLM Tres Rios Field Office lift Stage I Fire Restrictions

Dolores, Colo. – Current Stage I Fire Restrictions will be lifted on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in the Tres Rios Field Office and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument effective at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, July 31, 2021. Recent...

Hicks Fire

Hicks Fire - Final Update Gunnison, Colorado, Aug. 2, 2021 Name: Hicks Fire Location: 2.5 miles south of Highway 50, 5 miles southwest of Sargents, off National Forest System Trail (NFST) #492 on the Gunnison National Forest, Saguache County Size: Approximately 1.3...

Fire Restrictions Lifted in Part of Montrose County

Montrose, COLO.—Sheriff Gene Lillard will remove fire restrictions effective Friday at 12:01 am for the east side of Montrose County. The West End of Montrose County will remain in Stage 1 fire restrictions until further notice. The boundary of land that remains in...

National Park Service Rescinds Stage I Fire Restrictions at Black Canyon and Curecanti

Gunnison, CO – At midnight Thursday, July 22, 2021, Stage I Fire Restrictions will be rescinded for both Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Curecanti National Recreation Area. Recent rains in the area have increased fuel moisture and lessened fire danger,...

GMUG Rescinds Stage I Fire Restrictions

Delta, Colorado, July 22, 2021 — At midnight Friday, July 23, 2021, Stage I Fire Restrictions will be rescinded for the entirety of the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests. Recent rains over much of the forest have increased fuel moisture and...

New Fire Start—Twin Sisters Fire

New Fire Start—Twin Sisters Fire Ouray, Colorado, July 14, 2021 Name: Twin Sisters Fire Location: 1 mile NW of Ouray–Twin Peaks area Size: Approximately 1/10 acre–single tree Cause: Lightning Jurisdiction: USFS Containment: 0% Threatened Structures: 0 Around 8 p.m....
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