Name: Groundhog Park Fire
Location: Two miles south of Los Pinos Pass off Forest Service Road 790
Size: Approximately 2 acres
Cause: Lightning
Jurisdiction: USFS
Containment: 4:00 pm June 26, 2021
Controlled: 10:58 am June 27, 2021
Threatened Structures: 0

The Groundhog Park fire was contained with a line completely around it yesterday at 4 pm and it was listed as controlled this morning at 10:58 am. The location is two miles south of Los Pinos Pass off Forest Service Road 790 in the Los Pinos drainage on the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests, Saguache County.

With light rain over the fire area during the last four days, the 10 person crew was able to complete their work and come off the hill today. The district will continue to monitor the fire over the next few days before they declare it officially out. There was a little bit of smoke showing from a stump hole earlier today and the public may see a little smoke occasionally, from the interior of the fire over the next day or so, as we continue to monitor it.

The Cebolla trail and Forest Road 790 remain open; however, visitors are asked to be aware that they may still see some fire traffic as they monitor the fire area for any smokes over the next few days.
Firefighter and public safety has always been the highest of priority on this incident.

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
GMUG Fire Info Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GMUGFireInfo
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GMUG_NF

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