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.
Visit https://montrosecountysheriffsoffice.com and https://ouraycountyco.gov to learn about evacuations notices.
|Current as of||Tue, 05/31/2022 - 06:12|
|Date of Origin|
|Location||14 Miles Southwest of Montrose,CO|
|Incident Commander||Type 3 Incident Management Team|
38° 17' 10'' Latitude
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
|Estimated Containment Date||2022-05-23 15:30:00|
Timber (Grass and Understory)
Fuels are pine and pine mixed with juniper with brush and grass in the understory
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.
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.