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Unit Information

2250 South Main St. 
2250 South Main St. 

Incident Contacts

Simms Fire Info
Phone: 970-765-7176

The Simms Fire was reported at approximately 3:45 p.m. on May 19, 2022. Fire started near USFS managed lands and private land. Fire was wind driven and burned to the northeast on to BLM managed lands and is approximately 15 miles southwest of Montrose, Colorado. Fire is burning in Ouray County. USFS is managing the fire as a full-suppression fire. Strong winds in the afternoon created active fire behavior with running, multiple tree torching and spotting in pinyon/juniper, Gambel oak brush and grasslands. Fire Incident Management Team has been ordered and will arrive on May 20, 2022. Fire is under investigation.  

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Basic Information
Current as of Tue, 05/31/2022 - 06:12
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Undetermined
Date of Origin
Location 14 Miles Southwest of Montrose,CO
Incident Commander Type 3 Incident Management Team
Incident Description Wildfire
Coordinates 38° 17' 10'' Latitude
-107° 56'
'' Longitude
Current Situation
Total Personnel: 49
Size 313 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 100%
Estimated Containment Date 2022-05-23 15:30:00
Fuels Involved

Timber (Grass and Understory)
Tall Grass (2.5 feet)
Timber (Litter and Understory)

Fuels are pine and pine mixed with juniper with brush and grass in the understory

Significant Events

Minimal, smoldering

Planned Actions

Continue to secure contained fire line and mop-up to prevent fire spread.

Projected Incident Activity

Fire behavior is currently smoldering in heavy dead and down fuels, including stumps.

Current Weather
Weather Concerns

Temperatures will remain low today ranging in the low to mid 60’s. Winds will increase this afternoon with gusts up to 25 mph. Humidity will remain higher between 12-17%. Wednesday and Thursday will bring some relief from the wind. We can expect continued dry weather and warmer temperatures as the week progresses. Winds will increase on Friday and continue throughout the weekend.