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Nelson Ditch Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 18, 2019 Contact: USFS GMUG Public Affairs Officer, Kimberlee Phillips kim.phillips@usda.gov, (Phone) 970-874-6717 or (Cell) 970-589-0842 Contact: Montrose County Sheriff Gene Lillard glillard@montrosecounty.net, (970) 252-4023 Nelson Ditch...

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...

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Nelson Ditch Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 18, 2019 Contact: USFS GMUG Public Affairs Officer, Kimberlee Phillips kim.phillips@usda.gov, (Phone) 970-874-6717 or (Cell) 970-589-0842 Contact: Montrose County Sheriff Gene Lillard glillard@montrosecounty.net, (970) 252-4023 Nelson Ditch...

Wildfire in West End of Montrose County

Montrose, COLO. — Montrose County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is aware of a small wildfire approximately 3.5 miles north of Norwood on Deer Mesa on public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).  BLM, MCSO deputies, San Miguel Sheriff's Office deputies,...

Mule Deer Habitat To Be Reseeded Following Bull Draw Fire

The Telluride Daily Planet wrote recently about reseeding part of the mule deer habitat burned during the Bull Draw fire in the summer of 2018. Read more...

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...
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