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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
 
Release Date: 07/14/09
Contacts: Erin Curtis, PIO, 970-210-2126    

Fire Near Norwood Threatening Homes


Montrose, CO (July 14, 2009) – Firefighters with Montrose Interagency Fire Management Unit (MIFMU) are fighting a 100-acre fight five miles northwest of Norwood this afternoon. The Grammar Fire started in the San Miguel Canyon and is burning south, threatening homes in the area. Montrose County Sheriff’s Office is evacuating between 10 and 15 homes in the Deer Mesa subdivision.
 
Officials are attacking the fire from the air and ground in an effort to stop its growth towards those homes. Officials with the San Miguel and Montrose county sheriff’s offices are controlling traffic into Deer Park and Coventry.
 
Resources fighting the fire from the ground include engines from Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service and local volunteer fire departments. Bulldozers and hot shot crews have also been ordered to the fire.
 
Air resources include two heavy air tankers, two single engine air tankers, two helicopters, a lead airplane and an “air attack” to help manage air traffic and provide information to crews on the ground.
 
No cause for the fire has yet been determined.



The public can call the fire information line for updates at 970-240-1070.
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Last updated: 07-15-2009