New Fire Start—Horsefly Fire
Norwood, Colorado, June 30, 2022
Name: Horsefly Fire
Location: 7 miles north of Norwood, CO off Highway 90, on the south side of Patterson Mountain
Size: Approximately 2 acres
Threatened Structures: 0
Around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, the Horsefly Park fire was reported approximately 7 miles north of Norwood, CO on the south side of Patterson Mountain in the Horsefly drainage on the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests, Montrose County.
The fire is approximately 2 acres with moderate spread potential, smoldering and creeping in Pinyon Juniper and heavy dead and down logging slash. Approximately 16 firefighters are working to suppress the fire. It is zero percent contained as of 8 a.m. One Hotshot crew has been ordered. Currently, there are no structures threatened. There are no road or trail closures.
Fire managers would like to remind visitors and users of the GMUG 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 methods. Visitors are asked to be aware of fire traffic and avoid the area. Firefighter and public safety are the priorities 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