White River Field Office
Bureau of Land Management
Meeker, CO 81641
The Sprague fire started on July 9 and is located 20 miles southwest of Meeker. The fire is now 50 percent contained. The lightning caused fire has burned 91 acres. Fire personnel anticipate reaching full containment over the next few days.
A temporary flight restriction (TFR) remains in place over the Sprague fire area restricting aerial public access. The public is reminded that all air operations are grounded any time a drone is sighted within the TFR, which inhibits their ability to do critical fire suppression efforts. Flying within the TFR is prohibited and against the law.
County Road 11 is fully open to traffic. Fire crews and heavy equipment continue to move through the fire area and within the community of Meeker. The public is urged to drive with caution as crews work to suppress the fires in the area.
Even though we have received rainfall over the last few days, fire danger remains extremely high across the state. Be sure to check with your local fire agencies for restrictions and for forest and state closures.