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Groundhog Park Fire

Groundhog Park Fire

Name: Groundhog Park Fire Location: 20 miles east of Lake City, CO Size: Approximately 1 acre Cause: Lightning Jurisdiction: USFS Containment: 0% Threatened Structures: 0 Around 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 23, the Groundhog Park fire was reported approximately 20...

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....

Public Land Managers Encourage Responsible Recreation

Public Land Managers Encourage Responsible Recreation

Everyone must care for Colorado’s outdoors Delta, Colorado, April 21, 2021 — Colorado’s mountains, trails, parks and back roads were flooded with an unprecedented number of visitors last year. Unfortunately, the crowds also damaged natural resources in a variety of...

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.

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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....

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...
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