BLM Crews on scene of wildfire 20 miles SSW of Meeker
MEEKER, Colo. – Fire managers from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Northwest District Fire and Aviation and the White River Field Office are on scene of a 4-5 acre fire approximately 20 miles SSW of the town of Meeker near County Road 5 on Barnes Ridge.
Two BLM engines are on scene of the Middle Fire; no structures are threatened. Fire officials have determined the best course of action is to let the fire burn for resource benefit. The cause of the fire has been determined to be by lighting from storms that passed through the area May 30. Smoke may be visible from nearby communities and roads.
Additional updates will be provided as soon as new information becomes available.
This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.