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Horse Park Fire

Unit Information

Uncompahgre Field Office
Bureau of Land Management
Montrose, CO 81401

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The Horse Park Fire was detected on Saturday May 26. Fire crews were able to reach the fire Sunday May 27. Late Sunday evening fire behavior increased and the fire grew rapidly. Monday, May 28 a Type 2 team was requested to take management of the fire. The Rocky Mountain Blue Team, Jay Esperance Incident Commander took command of the fire on Tuesday May 29, at 0600. Fire behavior remained moderate to low until the Rocky Mountain Blue transferred command on Saturday June 2. At this time the fire is 100% contained and is 1,221 acres.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSaturday May 26th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Location15 miles southwest of Norwood, CO
Incident CommanderMike Megel Bureau of Land Management
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates37.928 latitude, -108.533 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel1
Size1,221 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateThursday June 21st, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and understory)

Brush (2 feet)

Pinion Juniper, Gamble Oak brush and sage.


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