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South Fork Fire Updates

South Fork Fire Updates

6/11/21 3:3pm Update South Fork fire is 100% contained at 14 acres. Fire resources were able to secure the fire perimeter last night, and a few fire resources remain on scene to work hot areas within the interior. This will be the last update for the South Fork Fire....

Precipitation Allows GMUG to Lift Fire Restrictions

Precipitation Allows GMUG to Lift Fire Restrictions

Delta, Colorado, October 26, 2020 – The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests will transition out of all current fire restrictions effective at 12:01 p.m. Monday, October 26. GMUG Fire Managers based their decision on specific conditions such as...

Ouray County Lifts Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Ouray County Lifts Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Along with Ouray County and Bureau of Land Management, the City of Ouray will rescind stage one fire restrictions effective at 12:01am, Oct 2. Please continue to be cautious with any open burning.

Montrose County Fire Restrictions Lifted

Montrose County Fire Restrictions Lifted

Montrose, COLO.—Sheriff Gene Lillard is lifting fire restrictions effective Friday, October 2 at 12:01 am. The decision was made alongside partner agencies including federal lands, weather partners, and surrounding counties in order to avoid confusion when recreating...

GMUG to Implement Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

GMUG to Implement Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Delta, Colorado, August 19, 2020 – At 12:01 a.m. Thursday, August 20, 2020, Stage 1 Fire Restrictions will be implemented on the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests. Fire managers base decisions about fire restrictions on specific fuel...

Montrose County Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Start Aug. 20th

Montrose County Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Start Aug. 20th

Montrose, COLO.—The unincorporated area of Montrose County will be in stage 1 fire restrictions beginning Thursday, August 20 at 12:01 am. Seasonal high temperatures, worsening dry conditions, and resources committed at major fires across the state were the deciding...

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South Fork Fire Updates

6/11/21 3:3pm Update South Fork fire is 100% contained at 14 acres. Fire resources were able to secure the fire perimeter last night, and a few fire resources remain on scene to work hot areas within the interior. This will be the last update for the South Fork Fire....

BLM fire crews respond to 13-acre fire in southwest Colorado

MONTROSE, Colo. – The Colorado Bureau of Land Management Southwest District is managing the South Fork fire, which was detected on June 7 at approximately 4:50 pm. At 13 acres, the fire is the largest of eight fires started by lightning last weekend on public lands...

Precipitation Allows GMUG to Lift Fire Restrictions

Delta, Colorado, October 26, 2020 – The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests will transition out of all current fire restrictions effective at 12:01 p.m. Monday, October 26. GMUG Fire Managers based their decision on specific conditions such as...

Precipitation Allows GMUG to Lift Fire Restrictions

Delta, Colorado, October 26, 2020 – The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests will transition out of all current fire restrictions effective at 12:01 p.m. Monday, October 26. GMUG Fire Managers based their decision on specific conditions such as...

Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests to Implement Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Delta, Colorado, Oct. 22, 2020 – At 12:01 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, Stage 1 Fire Restrictions will be implemented on the Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests. Fire managers base decisions about fire restrictions on specific fuel moisture measurements in...

Ouray County Lifts Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Along with Ouray County and Bureau of Land Management, the City of Ouray will rescind stage one fire restrictions effective at 12:01am, Oct 2. Please continue to be cautious with any open burning.

Montrose County Fire Restrictions Lifted

Montrose, COLO.—Sheriff Gene Lillard is lifting fire restrictions effective Friday, October 2 at 12:01 am. The decision was made alongside partner agencies including federal lands, weather partners, and surrounding counties in order to avoid confusion when recreating...

GMUG to Implement Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Delta, Colorado, August 19, 2020 – At 12:01 a.m. Thursday, August 20, 2020, Stage 1 Fire Restrictions will be implemented on the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests. Fire managers base decisions about fire restrictions on specific fuel...

Montrose County Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Start Aug. 20th

Montrose, COLO.—The unincorporated area of Montrose County will be in stage 1 fire restrictions beginning Thursday, August 20 at 12:01 am. Seasonal high temperatures, worsening dry conditions, and resources committed at major fires across the state were the deciding...
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