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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...

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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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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