Kremmling Field Office opens foot access to BLM lands not burned in East Troublesome Fire

KREMMLING, Colo. – The Kremmling Field Office reduced the size of the East Troublesome Fire emergency area closure today, opening unburned BLM lands outside of the mapped fire perimeter.

“BLM lands outside of the fire perimeter are now open for walk-in public access, just in time for fourth rifle season,” said Kremmling Field Manager Bill Mills. “Hunters should be aware that personnel are still working in the fire area as conditions allow, and they may not be wearing blaze orange. Please be certain of your target.”

Roads remain gated and/or closed to motorized vehicles with walk-in access only between road closures and the fire perimeter.

Since October 14, the East Troublesome Fire scorched over 193,000 acres of National Forest, BLM, National Park, state, and private lands, becoming Colorado’s second-largest wildfire. The fire’s cause is under investigation. The latest information about the East Troublesome Fire is available online at

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The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in the 11 Western states and Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In fiscal year 2018, the diverse activities authorized on BLM-managed lands generated $105 billion in economic output across the country. This economic activity supported 471,000 jobs and contributed substantial revenue to the U.S. Treasury and state governments, mostly through royalties on minerals.

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Maribeth Pecotte