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Blue Ridge Prescribed Burn

Unit Information

Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland
U.S. Forest Service
2150 Centre Avenue Building E
Fort Collins, CO 80526

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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:

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Date of OriginSunday October 28th, 2018 approx. 10:00 AM
LocationHot Sulphur Springs, Colo.
Incident CommanderMark Mendonca
Incident DescriptionGoal Is To Burn Approximately 700 Acres In Fall 2019
Coordinates40.041 latitude, -106.089 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel30
Fuels Involved

Lodgepole, aspen, shrub


Planned Actions

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

Sept-Oct 2019


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Current Weather

Weather Concerns

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.