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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...

Gunnison County Moves to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Gunnison County is under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions! Effective July 17, 2018 at noon, per Resolution 2018-24: Unincorporated Gunnison County and the Towns of Crested Butte, Mt. Crested Butte and Pitkin went into Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. To view Resolution 2018-24,...

Ouray County Moves to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

The Board of County Commissioners has authorized Sheriff Mattivi to implement Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, effective July 16, 2018. The BOCC and the Sheriff ask residents and visitors to please be diligent and use caution as fuels are dry and wildfire potential is still...

Tres Rios Field Office Shifts to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Tres Rios Field Office Shifts to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions DOLORES, Colo. – Stage 2 Fire Restrictions on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Tres Rios Field Office will shift to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions on Friday, July 13, 2018. This change is...

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Bull Draw Fire Info and News

Bull Draw Fire 100% Contained The 36,520 acre Bull Draw Fire which started July 29 from a lightning strike, is now 100% contained. The fire area has received over 5 inches of precipitation from recent storms and is unlikely to grow any further. Firefighters have...

East Canyon Fire burning south of Mancos, Colorado

Dolores, Colo. – The lightning-caused East Canyon Fire was reported to the Durango Interagency Dispatch Center on September 10, 2018 and is currently one acre in size. The fire is located about six miles south of Mancos, Colorado and west of Cherry Creek in the East...

Gunnison County Repeals Fire Restrictions

NO FIRE RESTRICTIONS IN GUNNISON COUNTY – On September 11, 2018, the Gunnison County Board of County Commissioners adopted Resolution # 2018-34: A Resolution Repealing Resolution 2018-33 Implementing Stage 1 Fire Restrictions (see attached). Fire restrictions have...

Fire Restrictions Lifted on GMUG

Delta, Colorado, August 30, 2018 – The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests will transition out of all current fire restrictions effective at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 31. GMUG Fire Managers based their decisions about fire restrictions on...

Montrose County Lifts Fire Restrictions

Montrose, COLO.—After recent moisture in the Montrose area, Montrose County Sheriff Rick Dunlap will lift fire restrictions starting at midnight on August 31st. Overall moisture levels are continuing to increase and several partner federal agencies and counties are...

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...
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