Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland
U.S. Forest Service
2150 Centre Avenue Building E
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Update 10/9/19: If snow forecasted for Oct. 10 occurs, fire managers will be look to burn next week following snow melt.
The U.S. Forest Service’s Arapaho National Forest will be looking for opportunities to continue the Blue Ridge prescribed fire project this fall in the area near Cottonwood Pass between Granby and Hot Sulphur Springs as conditions allow. In the past year, crews have completed burning on 438 acres in the area. This fall, fire managers are looking to burn up to 700 acres over multiple days. Blue Ridge is part of the Wildland-Urban Interface formed by the towns of Granby, Hot Sulphur Springs and the Fraser Valley. Improving conditions in this area is a key component of the Hot Sulphur, Fraser and Grand County Community Wildfire Protection Plans. Learn more about prescribed fire at: https://smokeybear.com/en/about-wildland-fire/benefits-of-fire/prescribed-fires
|Current as of|
|Incident Type||Prescribed Fire|
|Date of Origin||Sunday October 28th, 2018 approx. 10:00 AM|
|Location||Hot Sulphur Springs, Colo.|
|Incident Commander||Mark Mendonca|
|Incident Description||Goal Is To Burn Approximately 700 Acres In Fall 2019|
|Coordinates||40.041 latitude, -106.089 longitude|
Lodgepole, aspen, shrub
Fire managers are taking advantage of an ideal weather window to use prescribed fire under a controlled set of conditions to reduce the buildup of fuel in this area.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Sign up for updates at firstname.lastname@example.org. Burn notices are emailed 1-2 days prior to ignition.
Ideal conditions for implementation will include temperatures between 40-75 deg F; relative humidity 25-60%; wind speeds less than 10 mph, and precipitation in the short-term forecast.