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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
 
Release Date: 07/13/09
Contacts: David Boyd 970-319-4130    
  Erin Curtis 970-210-2126    

Firefighters to Continue Monitoring Roan Cliffs Fire


GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — After a third day of low fire activity, fire officials managing the Roan Cliffs Fire are scaling back resources.

Firefighters have been successful in keeping the 795-acre fire from progressing on the west and northern flanks They will continue to monitor the fire from the air and with a few firefighters on the ground, and will be ready to ramp operations back up if the fire makes another run.

The lightning-caused fire is located in a remote area of steep, rocky terrain 32 miles northwest of Grand Junction. Officials allowed the fire to burn naturally to the east and south for the benefit of vegetation and wildlife. The fire has cleared dense oak brush and pinyon-juniper, creating new growth and better access for wildlife.



Note to editors: This will be the last update on the Roan Cliffs fire unless fire activity increases.
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