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Hunt Fire

Unit Information

White River Field Office
Bureau of Land Management
Colorado
Meeker, CO 81641

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The Hunt Fire ignited in Rio Blanco County, Colorado on Thursday, September 5 as a result of lightning. It is located in a remote area, burning in heavy dead and down fuels and thick brush on valleys and ridges north of the Roan Plateau, between Hunter Creek and West Willow Creek.

Crews are managing the fire for resource benefits, while protecting values at risk, which include several unoccupied, isolated historic cabins and dispersed oil and gas facilities. Firefighters will work to keep the fire north of the Rio Blanco County line, south of an existing petroleum pipeline, east of Hunter Creek, and west of West Willow Creek.

An area closure is in effect on public lands north of the Rio Blanco County line, east of Hunter Creek Road, west of Willow Creek Road, and south of RBC Road 5.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginThursday September 05th, 2019 approx. 03:30 PM
LocationRio Blanco County, Colorado, north of Roan Plateau
Incident CommanderMichael St. Martin, ICT3 BLM, Shane Pfeiffer ICT3(t)
Incident DescriptionHunt Fire Is Being Managed For Resource Benefits.
Coordinates39.753 latitude, -108.316 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel13
Size3,766 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained40%
Fuels Involved

Heavy brush, pinyon-juniper with heavy dead and down fuels.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Crews will monitor fire behavior and secure fire lines, ensuring the fire does not grow outside of the perimeter.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Warmer and clear with highs around 80, light winds of 8 - 12 mph, gusting to 20 mph.