Kremmling Field Office reopens some lands closed due to East Troublesome Fire
KREMMLING, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management, Kremmling Field Office has reopened BLM public lands in the Strawberry Special Recreation Management Area, a BLM parcel south of Lake Granby at Walden Hollow, and BLM managed lands south of U.S. 40 and north of GCR 55. BLM public lands Jackson County have also been reopened, including those north of the Routt National Forest boundary, east of Jackson County Road (JCR) 11, south of JCR 28, and west of Colorado Highway 125. The areas had been closed due to extreme and unpredictable fire activity on the East Troublesome Fire.
Within Grand County, areas that remain closed include approximately 13,000 acres of BLM managed lands north of U.S. Highway 40 to the Arapaho National Forest boundary, east of Grand County Road (GCR) 2, and west of U.S. Highway 34.
“The fire received a good blanket of snow, which has significantly reduced the potential direct threat to BLM public lands and visitors in these areas,” said Kremmling Field Manager Bill Mills. “We continue to work with our local, state, and federal partners in our mutual efforts to protect public and firefighter safety, while minimizing the necessary public land closures. This fire is not out, and increased fire activity may be expected with warming, drying weather.”
The East Troublesome Fire has scorched 192,560 acres of National Forest, BLM, National Park, state, and private lands since October 14, and is 15 percent contained. It is under the command of the Pacific Northwest Team 3 (Type I). The fire’s cause is under investigation. Additional information about the East Troublesome Fire is available online at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7242/.
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