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Sawmill Prescribed Fire

Unit Information

Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
U.S. Forest Service
2250 South Main St
Delta, CO 81416

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Incident Contact

Cody Russell
Phone: 970-596-4672
Hours: M-F 8-4:30

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GMUG Fire and Fuels Crews to begin prescribed burning operations July 8 – July 10

  • Aerial ignitions are planned.
  • Caution is advised as smoke will likely be visible near National Forest System Road (NFSR) #504, NFSR #574 and NFSR #529.
  • Between one to four days of ignition are planned.
  • Prescribed burn project areas will be patrolled and monitored for several days following ignition.

Sawmill Mesa Prescribed Burn:

  • Located on NFSR #504 and NFSR #529, 25 miles west of Delta.
  • Burning operations planned to begin July 8.
  • Approximately 600 acres are planned for pine maintenance treatment.
  • Objectives for prescribed burn:
    • Increasing resiliency and reproduction of native ponderosa pine stands, protecting adjacent private property from the spread of large unplanned wildfires, and reducing slash from mechanical treatments.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Date of OriginMonday July 08th, 2019 approx. 09:00 AM
Incident CommanderCody Russell US Forest Service - GMUG NFs
Incident DescriptionPrescribed Fire
Coordinates38.491 latitude, -108.404 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel70
Size600 Acres
Fuels Involved

Ponderosa Pine-Oak Brush