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Bull Draw Fire Info and News

Bull Draw Fire Update August 17, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. Minnesota Incident Command System Type 2 Blue Team Brian Pisarek, Incident Commander Bull Draw Fire Statistics: Start Date: July 29, 2018 Location: 12 miles northwest of Nucla, CO Size: 28,000 acres Percent Contained:...

Russell Fire Info and News

8/14/18: UPDATE ON THE WILDFIRE ACTIVITY IN THE AREA: In Gunnison County: • The Russell Fire (southwest of Gunnison near Arrowhead) is 100% contained at 158 acres. All pre-evacuation notices have been lifted.   8/11/18 6:52 PM Update; This message is from the Gunnison...

416 Fire Info and News

As of 1:00 pm on 7/31/18, the 416 Fire is 100% contained. This does not mean that the fire is controlled. Hot spots will continue to smolder in the interior for weeks to come. It is going to take a significant moisture event over the whole burn scar to completely put...

Montrose County Air Quality Alert

Montrose, COLO.—Multiple wildfires in southwestern Colorado as well as smoke from additional fires in the western United States have contributed to poor air quality across the county.  Montrose County Public Health Department would like to offer a few tips to...

Beaver Dam Fire Info and News

Montrose, Colorado, July 28, 2018 At 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, 2018, the lightning-caused Beaver Dam Fire was reported on the north end of the Uncompahgre National Forest on the Grand Valley Ranger District. The Beaver Dam Fire is just south of the National...

Montrose County Lifts Fire Restrictions

Contact: Katie Yergensen, Montrose County Media Relations Manager kyergensen@montrosecounty.net, (970) 252-4505 or (970) 964-8701 Montrose County Lifts Fire Restrictions Montrose, COLO.—After a recent downgrade in fire restrictions in mid-July, Montrose County Sheriff...

Buttermilk Fire Info and News

The Buttermilk Fire is 15% contained. Favorable weather helped ground and air support cool hot spots and complete contingency lines yesterday. Today, a Type I helicopter will continue to cool hot spots and secure line. Heavy equipment arrived late in the day yesterday...

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Bull Draw Fire Info and News

Bull Draw Fire Update August 17, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. Minnesota Incident Command System Type 2 Blue Team Brian Pisarek, Incident Commander Bull Draw Fire Statistics: Start Date: July 29, 2018 Location: 12 miles northwest of Nucla, CO Size: 28,000 acres Percent Contained:...

Montrose County Returns to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

The unincorporated areas of Montrose County are returning to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions beginning August 17th at noon. Conditions are extremely hot and dry and fuel moisture levels have returned to lower levels. In May, the Board of County Commissioners passed...

Uncompahgre Plateau and Grand Mesa Transition Back to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Delta, Colorado, August 17, 2018 – Beginning at 12:01 p.m. on Friday, August 17, 2018 the Plateau Division, north of Highways 62, 141 and 145, of the Uncompahgre National Forest, and the Grand Mesa National Forest, including the Fruita Division will transition back to...

Uncompahgre Field Office to Implement Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

MONTROSE, Colo. - On Friday, August 17, 2018, the Bureau of Land Management will implement Stage 1 Fire Restrictions on lands managed by the Uncompahgre Field Office within Montrose, San Miguel, Ouray, Gunnison and Delta counties. The following acts are prohibited...

Russell Fire Info and News

8/14/18: UPDATE ON THE WILDFIRE ACTIVITY IN THE AREA: In Gunnison County: • The Russell Fire (southwest of Gunnison near Arrowhead) is 100% contained at 158 acres. All pre-evacuation notices have been lifted.   8/11/18 6:52 PM Update; This message is from the Gunnison...

416 Fire Info and News

As of 1:00 pm on 7/31/18, the 416 Fire is 100% contained. This does not mean that the fire is controlled. Hot spots will continue to smolder in the interior for weeks to come. It is going to take a significant moisture event over the whole burn scar to completely put...

Montrose County Air Quality Alert

Montrose, COLO.—Multiple wildfires in southwestern Colorado as well as smoke from additional fires in the western United States have contributed to poor air quality across the county.  Montrose County Public Health Department would like to offer a few tips to...

Beaver Dam Fire Info and News

Montrose, Colorado, July 28, 2018 At 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, 2018, the lightning-caused Beaver Dam Fire was reported on the north end of the Uncompahgre National Forest on the Grand Valley Ranger District. The Beaver Dam Fire is just south of the National...

GMUG to Lift All Fire Restrictions

Delta, Colorado, July 26, 2018 – The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests will transition out of all current fire restrictions effective at 12:01 p.m. on Friday, July 28. GMUG Fire Managers based their decision on specific conditions such as...

Montrose County Lifts Fire Restrictions

Contact: Katie Yergensen, Montrose County Media Relations Manager kyergensen@montrosecounty.net, (970) 252-4505 or (970) 964-8701 Montrose County Lifts Fire Restrictions Montrose, COLO.—After a recent downgrade in fire restrictions in mid-July, Montrose County Sheriff...

Buttermilk Fire Info and News

The Buttermilk Fire is 15% contained. Favorable weather helped ground and air support cool hot spots and complete contingency lines yesterday. Today, a Type I helicopter will continue to cool hot spots and secure line. Heavy equipment arrived late in the day yesterday...

Tarantula Fire Info and Updates

Norwood, Colorado, July 19, 2018 – Due to great progress made by firefighters throughout the day yesterday, the lightning caused Tarantula Fire was declared 100 percent contained at 7:02 P.M. last night. The fire is approximately 112 acres and is located 12 miles...
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