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Northwest District

Fire management in Colorado is an interagency partnership among federal, state and local entities. BLM-managed lands within Colorado are broken into four Interagency Fire Management Units: Northwest Colorado Fire Unit in Craig, Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Unit in Grand Junction, Southwest District Fire Unit in Montrose and Front Range District Fire Unit in Canon City.

 

East Troublesome Fire Area Closure

November 5: This notice (East Troubleseom Fire Area Closure CON02-P2NN4T-005) is for BLM managed lands in Grand County north of US HWY 40 to the Arapaho National Forest  boundary, east of Grand County Road 21, west of US HWY 34. A closure map is included with the order.

November 5: This notice (East Troublesome Fire Area Closure CON02-P2NN4T-004) rescinds CON02-P2NN4T-001. A new closure order has been put into effect in its place.

October 26: This notice (East Troublseome Fire Area Closure CON02-P2NN4T-003) rescinds CON02-P2NN4T-002. The lands listed in CON02-P2NN4T-002 are now reopened for public access. See maps for specific lands.

October 22: This notice (East Troublesome Fire Area Closure CON02-P2NN4T-002) is for BLM managed lands in Grand County at Walden Hollow, within the Strawberry Special Recreation Management Area, and south of US Highway 40 and east of Grand County Road 55 west of the town of Granby. It also includes BLM managed lands in Jackson County located north of the Routt National Forest boundary, south of Jackson County Road (JCR) 28, east of JCR 11, and west of Colorado Highway 125. Closure maps are included with the order.

October 15: This notice (East Troublesome Fire Area Closure CON02-P2NN4T-001) is for BLM managed lands North of US HWY 40 to the border of the Arapaho National Forest, East of Grand County Road 2, West of US HWY 34. A closure map is included with the order.

Deep Creek Fire Area Closure

November 5: This notice (Deep Creek Fire Area Closure Order CON02-P2NNB4-002) rescinds CON02-P2NNB4-001. The lands are now reopened for public access.

October 8: This notice (Deep Creek Fire Area Closure Order CON02-P2NNB4-001) is for BLM managed lands in Summit County.  A closure map is included with the closure order.

Mullen Fire Area Closure

October 16: This notice (Mullen Fire Closure Rescinded Order CON02-P2NLT1-001) is for BLM managed lands in Jackson County within the North Sand Hills SRMA.
October 2: This notice (Mullen Fire Area Closure Order CON02-P2NLT1-001) is for BLM managed lands in Jackson County within the North Sand Hills Special Recreation Management Area. A closure map is included with the closure order.

Pine Gulch Fire Area Closure

September 11: For current Pine Gulch Fire Area Closures please visit the Southwest District Fire Restrictions page.


September 1: This notice (Pine Gulch Fire Area Closure Order COS08000-20-05) gives notice that BLM managed lands in Grand Junction Field Office in Mesa and Garfield counties within the area of the Pine Gulch Fire are closed. This order will remain in effect until the Pine Gulch Fire is declared controlled or until this order is rescinded. View Map

September 1: This notice (Public Closure Rescinded Order COS08000-20-04) for BLM-managed lands in the Grand Junction and White River Field Offices in Mesa and Garfield counties within the area of the Pine Gulch Fire. This order is effective September 2, 2020.

August 28: This notice (Pine Gulch Fire Area Closure Order COS08000-20-04) rescinds and replaces the closure order issued on August 19, 2020 (COS08-20-03) for BLM-managed lands in the Grand Junction and White River Field Offices in Mesa, Garfield, and Rio Blanco counties within the area of the Pine Gulch Fire. View map.

August 19: This closure affects BLM lands in the Grand Junction and White River Field Offices in Mesa, Garfield, and Rio Blanco Counties within the area of the Pine Gulch Fire (see map and closure order).

Read the full closure order (Pine Gulch Fire Area Closure Order COS08000-20-03) and view a map.

Current Fire Restrictions

See below for Field Office specific fire restrictions- all fire restrictions are current unless the rescission order is posted. Please contact the field office for additional information.

    Under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions:

    • campfires are only allowed within designated fire grates in developed campgrounds (i.e. a metal, in-ground containment structure -- fire pans and rock campfire rings are not acceptable)
    • no fires of any type including charcoal outside of developed areas
    • no smoking except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or in a barren area free of vegetation
    • no use of explosive materials, including explosive targets
    • no welding or operation of an acetylene or other similar torch with open flame except from an area that has been cleared of vegetation
    • no operation of any internal combustion engine without a spark arresting device properly installed and in working order

    The following activities are prohibited under Stage 2 Fire Restrictions:

    • Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire or campfire, charcoal grill, coal, wood burning stove or sheepherders stove, including in developed camping and picnic grounds. Devices using pressurized liquid or gas are exempted.
    • Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle, trailer, building or tent.
    • Using an explosive requiring fuse or blasting caps, fireworks, rockets, exploding targets and tracers or incendiary ammunition.
    • Operating or using any internal combustion engine without a spark arresting device properly installed, maintained and in effective working order meeting either:
      • (a) Department of Agriculture, Forest Service Standard 5100-1a; or
      • (b) Appropriate Society of automotive Engineers (SAE) recommended practice J335(b) and J350(a). 36 CFR 261.52(j)
    • Operating a chainsaw without an approved spark arrestor, and without a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher and a round-point shovel with an overall length of at least 35 inches. The extinguisher will be with the equipment operator.  The shovel may be kept with fueling supplies but readily available for use.
    • Welding, or operating an acetylene or other torch with open flame (except with a current permit, contract or letter of authorization).

     

    Kremmling Field Office

    November 10, 2020
    Termination of Fire Restriction Order CON02-20-08 for all BLM public administered lands by the Kremmling Field Office within Jackson and Larmier counties beginning at noon on November 10, 2020.

    Termination of Fire Restriction Order CON02-20-07 for all BLM public administered lands by the Kremmling Field Office within Summit County beginning at noon on November 10, 2020.

    Termination of Fire Restriction Order CON02-20-06 for all BLM public administered lands by the Kremmling Field Office within Grand County beginning at noon on November 10, 2020.

    November 5, 2020
    Termination of Fire Restriction Order CON02-20-09 for all BLM public administered lands by the Kremmling Field Office within Eagle County beginning November 5, 2020.

    September 17, 2020
    Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Order CON02-20-09 for all BLM public administered lands by the Kremmling Field Office within Eagle County beginning September 18, 2020.

    August 20, 2020
    Stage 2 Fire Restrictions Order CON02-20-08 for all BLM public administered lands by the Kremmling Field Office within Jackson and Larimer counties beginning August 20, 2020.

    August 13, 2020
    Stage 2 Fire Restrictions Order CON02-20-06 for all BLM public administered lands by the Kremmling Field Office within Grand and Eagle Counties beginning August 13, 2020.

    Stage 2 Fire Restrictions Order CON02-20-07 for all BLM public administered lands by the Kremmling Field Office within Summit County beginning August 13, 2020.

      July 15, 2020
      Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Order CON02-20-05 for all BLM-administered public lands within the boundaries of Grand County beginning at noon on July 15, 2020.

      July 10, 2020
      Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Order CONO2-20-04 for all BLM-administered public lands within the boundaries of Jackson County beginning July 10, 2020.

      July 2, 2020
      Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Order CON02-20-03 for all BLM-administered public lands within the boundaries of Eagle County beginning July 2, 2020.

      May 19, 2020
      Termination of Fire Prevention Order CON02-20-01A

      April 15, 2020
      Stage 1 fire restrictions on BLM administered public lands within the boundaries of Summit County.

       

      Little Snake Field Office

      November 5: Termination of  Stage 1 Fire Restriction Order CON01-20-01 for all BLM-administered public lands within the boundaries of the Little Snake Field Office beginning November 6, 2020.

      July 15, 2020: Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Order CON01-20-01 for all BLM-administered public lands within the boundaries of Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt counties beginning July 15, 2020.

       

      White River Field Office

      November 5: Termination of Fire Prevention Ordern CON05-21-02 on all public lands within the BLM-White River Field Office beginning November 6, 2020.

      October 29: This notice (Fire Prevention Order CON05-21-02) implements Stage 1 fire restrictions for all public lands administered by the White River Field Office within Moffat County beginning October 30, 2020 at 0001 hours.

      October 29: This order (Fire Prevention Order CON05-21-01) rescinds CONO05-20-06.
                 September 30, 2020 Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Order CON05-20-06 for all BLM-administered public lands within the boundaries of the White River Field Office in Garfield, Moffat, and Rio Blanco counties beginning September 30, 2020.

      September 30,2020
      Termination of Fire Prevention Order CON05-20-05 on all public lands within the BLM-White River Field Office beginning September 30, 2020.

      August 14, 2020
      Stage 2 Fire Restrictions Order CON05-20-04 for all BLM-administered public lands within the boundaries of Garfield, Moffat, and Rio Blanco counties beginning August 14, 2020.

      July 15, 2020
      Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Order CON05-20-03 for all BLM-administered public lands within the boundaries of Garfield, Moffat, and Rio Blanco counties beginning July 15, 2020.

      May 27, 2020
      Termination of Fire Prevention Order CONO5-20-01 on all public plands within the BLM-White River Field Office.

      April 11, 2020
      Stage 1 fire restrictions  on BLM administered public lands within the boundaries of Garfield County