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ROC Fire

ROC Fire

Roc Fire transitions back to the local unit Moab, Utah, July 3, 2020 – Thanks to the hard work by firefighters, the Roc Fire is now at 100% containment. Due to the significant progress, the Type 3 Incident Management Team will transition command of the fire back to...

3 Lightning Caused Fires

3 Lightning Caused Fires

Today, crews are making significant progress on the three lightning-caused fires burning in remote Mesa County. Crews continue to secure perimeter line, mop-up hot spots and seek any potential flare ups from the current dry and windy conditions. Colorado Division of...

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GMUG to Implement Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Delta, Colorado, August 19, 2020 – At 12:01 a.m. Thursday, August 20, 2020, Stage 1 Fire Restrictions will be implemented on the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests. Fire managers base decisions about fire restrictions on specific fuel...

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—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

Latest Update Official Pine Gulch Information can be found here: Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6906/ Facebook: https://facebook.com/PineGulchFireCO 9/11/20 Today the Southern Area Red team is being shadowed by personnel who will manage the incident as we...

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...

GMUG Lifts Fire Restrictions

Delta, Colorado, July 29, 2020  – The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests will transition out of all current fire restrictions effective at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, July 30. GMUG Fire Managers based their decision on specific conditions such as...

BLM Tres Rios and Uncompahgre Field Office’s lift Stage I Fire Restrictions 

MONTROSE, Colo. – Current Stage I Fire Restrictions will be lifted on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in the Tres Rios and Uncompahgre field offices effective at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2020. This decision comes after southwest...

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

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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