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Simms Fire Community Meeting

Simms Fire Community Meeting

PSA: Simms Fire Community Meeting tonight 6 pm. Join the Incident Management Team, Montrose County - Government, Ouray County Sheriff's Office, Bureau of Land Management - Colorado, U.S. Forest Service-Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre & Gunnison National...

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Simms Fire Evening Update – 5/20/22 6:30pm

Simms Fire Evening Update – 5/20/22 6:30pm

Montrose, Colorado, May 20, 2022 Name: Simms Fire Location: 15 miles southwest of Montrose Size: 370 acres Cause: Under investigation Jurisdiction: USFS and BLM Resources Assigned: 1 large helicopter, 10 engines, 2 water tenders, 1 dozer, 2 fire modules, 1 Type 2 IA...

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Simms Fire Update 5/20/22

Simms Fire Update 5/20/22

For Immediate Release: Simms Fire – Update Montrose, Colorado, May 20, 2022 Name: Simms Fire Location: 15 miles southwest of Montrose Size: 371 acres Cause: Under investigation Jurisdiction: USFS and BLM Resources Assigned: 2 air tankers, 2 large helicopter, 10...

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Simms Mesa Fire Evacuation

Simms Mesa Fire Evacuation

EVACUATION NOTICE Any individuals that reside between Simms Mesa Rd, Government Springs Road as well as Wild Cat Canyon, EVACUATE IMMEDIATELY. The evacuation area is a 5 mile radius of the pin on the map. Coordinates are 38.2763, -107.9271. Evacuation information can...

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COVID-19 Testing in Montrose County

COVID-19 Testing in Montrose County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 19, 2020 Contact: Katie Yergensen, Montrose County Media Relations Manager kyergensen@montrosecounty.net, (970) 964-8701 COVID-19 Testing in Montrose County Montrose, CO— Due to a shortage of COVID-19 testing capacity across the US, and...

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Nelson Ditch Fire Update

Nelson Ditch Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 18, 2019 Contact: USFS GMUG Public Affairs Officer, Kimberlee Phillips kim.phillips@usda.gov, (Phone) 970-874-6717 or (Cell) 970-589-0842 Contact: Montrose County Sheriff Gene Lillard glillard@montrosecounty.net, (970) 252-4023 Date:...

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Wildfire in West End of Montrose County

Wildfire in West End of Montrose County

Montrose, COLO. — Montrose County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is aware of a small wildfire approximately 3.5 miles north of Norwood on Deer Mesa on public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). BLM, MCSO deputies, San Miguel Sheriff's Office deputies,...

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