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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...

Mill Creek Wildfire

Mill Creek Wildfire

Mill Creek Wildfire—Final Update Gunnison, Colorado, August 21, 2020 – Current Situation: Fire behavior was minimal over the last operational period allowing firefighters to maintain control of the fireline. Command of the Mill Creek fire transitioned to the Gunnison...

Pine Gulch Fire

Pine Gulch Fire

Latest Update Official Pine Gulch Information can be found here: Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6906/ Facebook: https://facebook.com/PineGulchFireCO Pine Gulch Fire reaches 100 percent containment - The Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire and Aviation...

Montrose County Fire Restrictions Lifted

Montrose County Fire Restrictions Lifted

Montrose, COLO.—Sheriff Gene Lillard is lifting fire restrictions effective Thursday, July 30 at 12:01 a.m. The decision was made alongside partner agencies including federal lands, weather partners, and surrounding counties in order to avoid confusion when recreating...

Two Fires on Sunday, July 12, 2020

Two Fires on Sunday, July 12, 2020

The GMUG had two small fires on the landscape the evening of Sunday, July 12, 2020. Anthracite Fire This fire was 0.25 acres in heavy timber on the Paonia Ranger District. It was lightning caused from a weather event that occurred on Sunday evening. A Type 6 engine...

Green Meadows Fire

Green Meadows Fire

As of Tuesday, 0800 July 14th, the #greenmeadowsfire was 100% contained. Fire sustained high winds yesterday with no spread, and rain last night helped some. Crews mopping up final hot spots in the interior today and hope to have the fire “controlled” by the end of...

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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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