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Simms Mesa 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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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.


Simms Mesa Prescribed Burn:

  • Located on NFSR #574, 15 miles South of Montrose on the Simms Mesa Road.
  • Burning operations planned to begin July 9 and 10.
  • Approximately 1000 acres are planned for treatment.
  • Objectives for prescribed burn:
    • Improve vegetation regeneration, wildlife habitat, reduce hazardous vegetation (fuels) build-up and to promote a wildfire resilient landscape.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Date of OriginTuesday July 09th, 2019 approx. 09:00 AM
Incident CommanderCody Russell US Forest Service-GMUG NFs
Coordinates38.28 latitude, -107.936 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel60
Size794 Acres
Fuels Involved

Ponderosa Pine/Oak Brush

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