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Oil Springs Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contacts

Chris Maestas, BLM
Phone: 970-761-8069

Rio Blanco County Dispatch
Phone: (970)462-5808

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July 1, 2021

The Oil Springs Fire is 97 percent contained as of the end of shift tonight. Great Basin Incident Management Team 3 will transition command of the fire to a Type 4 organization on July 3 at 6 a.m. The fire is in monitor status with crews patrolling containment lines around the fire perimeter.

Barring unforeseen developments, this will be the final update from Great Basin Team 3 for the Oil Springs Fire.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginFriday June 18th, 2021 approx. 06:45 PM
Location20 miles south of Rangely, Colorado
Incident DescriptionThe lightning-caused Oil Springs Fire was reported on June 18, 2021, about 20 miles south of Rangely, Colorado. Great Basin Team 3, a Type 2 team, assumed command of the fire on June 22, 2021. The fire transitioned to a Type 4 organization at 6 a.m. on July 3.
Coordinates39.744 latitude, -108.873 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel286
Size12,613 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained99%
Estimated Containment DateSaturday July 10th, 2021 approx. 12:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Pinyon, juniper and sagebrush


Planned Actions

The Oil Springs Fire is in monitor status. Firefighters are patrolling the containment lines around the fire perimeter.

Projected Incident Activity

Fire behavior will be minimal with no growth expected.