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WIMP 5 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

Kimberlee Phillips
Email: kim.phillips@usda.gov
Phone: 970-589-0842
Hours: M-F 0700-1800

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GMUG Fire and Fuels Crews to begin prescribed burning operations September 12.

-One day of ignition is planned.

-Caution is advised as smoke will likely be visible in and around Norwood and near National Forest System Road (NFSR) #402 (Divide Road), NFSR #510 (Davewood Road) and Highway 550.

-The project area will be patrolled and monitored for several days following ignition

-Project is located nine miles southeast of Norwood CO and south of NFSR #516 (Goodenough Road).

-Approximately 850 acres are planned for treatment.

-Objectives for prescribed burn: Increase the 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 OriginFriday September 13th, 2019 approx. 09:00 AM
LocationLocated nine miles southeast of Norwood, CO, south of NFSR #516 (Goodenough Road).
Incident CommanderJustin Reece
Incident DescriptionPrescribed Fire
Coordinates38.08 latitude, -108.142 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel20
Size705 Acres
Fuels Involved

Pinyon-Juniper and Ponderosa Pine

Outlook

Planned Actions

Monitor and patrol

Projected Incident Activity

Monitor and patrol

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

None