Wildfire Information

Current Status: 

The Lowline Fire is a lightning-caused wildfire burning 14 miles north-northwest of Gunnison and 11 miles southwest of Crested Butte, between Squirrel and Mill Creek drainages, 3.5 miles west of County Road 730 (Ohio Creek). It is 1999 acres and 55% contained.

For detailed fire updates, maps, and smoke reports, visit the GMUG Fire Information Facebook page (no Facebook account required) here: GMUG Fire Information


All evacuations have been lifted at this time. Residents along County Road 727 are still encouraged to be prepared to evacuate if conditions change.

Road Closures:

All road closures have been lifted. County Road 727 (Mill Creek) is OPEN.

Public Lands Closures:

The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests’ Gunnison Ranger District and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Gunnison Field Office lifted the Lowline Fire area closure due to significantly reduced fire behavior over the winter. 

Please consider the following hazards when entering the Lowline Fire area and take appropriate safety precautions:

  • Falling snags or trees
  • Rapidly spreading fire
  • Rolling material such as rocks or logs
  • Heavy smoke and limited visibility
  • Holes from burned out stumps
  • Coal refuse piles–extreme heat could be present

Helpful Links:

To Report a Wildfire, Call 9-1-1

DO NOT PUT YOURSELF IN DANGER TO PROVIDE THIS INFORMATION!  Try to provide the following information if it is available: location (as specific as possible), smoke color, smoke direction, size of fire area (if possible), flame height (if possible).

  1. Current Restrictions
  2. Wildfire Preparedness
  3. Resources & Links

Understanding Fire Restrictions - Stage I & II