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Pine Gulch Fire

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Grand Junction Field Office
Bureau of Land Management
2815 H Road Grand Junction Colorado 81506
CO

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Pine Gulch Fire Area Closure Order #COS08000-20-05

Pine Gulch Fire Wildfire
Closures – 9/1/2020

United States Department of the Interior

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Grand Junction Field Office 2815 H Road

Grand Junction, Colorado 81506

 

Notice of Public Closure

Pine Gulch Fire Area Closure Order #COS08000-20-05

For BLM managed lands in Mesa and Garfield Counties, Colorado

Pursuant to 43 CFR 8364.1, the BLM is giving notice that BLM-managed lands in the Grand Junction Field Office in Mesa and Garfield Counties as described below are temporarily closed to all entry starting at 12:01 am Wednesday, September 2, 2020.   This emergency closure is necessary to ensure public and firefighter safety during suppression and rehabilitation efforts. This order will remain in effect until the Pine Creek Fire is declared controlled or until this order is rescinded.   Closure Area Description: Generally described as BLM-managed lands north of Loma, Fruita, Grand Junction and Palisade, starting at the top of the Bookcliffs; north of De Beque on South Shale Ridge to County Road 204 and approximately 3 miles north on County Road 207, from this point west to the ridge on the west side of Barrel Springs, then south along the ridge to Hwy 139; south on Hwy 139; east crossing Munger Creek towards Buniger Canyon to the top of the Bookcliffs. Garvey Canyon Road remains closed. Mount Garfield hiking trail remains open to foot travel. The Cameo gate allowing access up Coal Canyon is open, V 2/10 Road is open and CR 209 is open. County Road 256 east of Douglas Pass is open. The North Fruita Desert SRMA campground and trials are open. See attached map.   Prohibited Acts: l. You must not enter or use BLM-managed lands described in this order. 2. You must not use the roads or trails in the area described in this order.   Exemptions: The following persons are exempt from this order: Federal, state, and local officers and employees in the performance of their official duties; members of organized rescue or fire- fighting forces in the performance of their official duties; and persons with written authorization from the BLM.   Penalties: Any person who violates the above rules and/or restriction may be tried before a United States Magistrate and fined no more than $1,000, imprisoned for no more than 12 months, or both. Such violations may also be subject to the enhanced fines provided for by 18 U.S.C. 3571

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