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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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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....

Fourth of July Weekend Wildfire Prevention Reminders

Montrose, Colorado, June 29, 2021 – As our nation prepares to celebrate Independence Day, public land agencies encourage the public to be extra careful with campfires, where they are allowed and combustible materials to prevent human-caused fires. Western Colorado is...

6/27/21 Final Groundhog Park Fire Update

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...

BLM Colorado and Utah fire crews respond to 43-acre fire in Southwest Colorado

 News Release Colorado Southwest District, Colorado FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 28, 2021 Contact: Shawn Reinhardt, Public Affairs Officer, 970-210-3837 BLM Colorado and Utah fire crews respond to 43-acre fire in Southwest Colorado MONTROSE, Colo. – Fire crews from the...

6/24/21 Update Groundhog Park Fire Update

Name: Groundhog Park Fire Location: Two miles south of Los Pinos Pass off Forest Service Road 790 Size: Approximately two acres Cause: Lightning Jurisdiction: USFS Containment: 0% Threatened Structures: 0 As of 3:00 p.m., Thursday, June 24, the Groundhog Park fire is...
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