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Posted on: August 8, 2018

Green Mountain Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

US Department of Agriculture / US Forest Service / Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre & Gunnison National Forests

Media Contacts: Lora Schmillen Public Information Officer, 970-642-4414

Montrose, Colorado, July 8, 2018


Green Mountain Fire Update:

Location: 25 miles South East of Gunnison, CO

Start Date: August 7, 2018

Size: Approximately 12 acres burning in Needle Creek Reservoir area

Percent Contained: 0 percent

Jurisdiction: USFS

Cause: Unknown

Summary: The fire is burning in very rugged difficult access terrain. Actions today will include scouting access into fire, engaging in fire suppression tactics and assessing tomorrow’s operations. Strategies planned are to flank the fire with air and ground resources. No structures have been damaged, and none are threatened at this time. Weather: Forecast is showing some moisture on Thursday and Friday. Afternoon winds are expected to continue.

Resources Assigned and Ordered:

Crews: 1

Engines: 2

Helicopter: 2

Structures Threatened: None

Fire Information Links:

Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests Fire Information: 970-874-6602

Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests website: www.fs.usda.gov/gmug

West Slope Fire Information: www.WestSlopeFireInfo.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GMUG.NF/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GMUG_NF

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The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre & Gunnison National Forests manage approximately 3 million
acres of land in Southwest Colorado within Delta, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Mesa,
Montrose, Ouray, Saguache, San Juan and San Miguel counties.


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