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Bull Draw Fire Info and News

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018 Acres: 32,645 acres as of September 19 1300 hrs Containment: 60% Personnel: 127 Yesterday’s Activity: Fire behavior yesterday morning was active in aspen stands near the Big Atkinson drainage, and moderated throughout the day with...

Missing Person: Stanley Gardner

Montrose, COLO.— On the afternoon of September 5th, the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) received a call regarding a welfare check of Mr. Stanley Gardner of Olathe, Colorado. The MCSO immediately made contact with a family member and friend, searched Mr....

Montrose County Lifts Fire Restrictions

Montrose, COLO.—After recent moisture in the Montrose area, Montrose County Sheriff Rick Dunlap will lift fire restrictions starting at midnight on August 31st. Overall moisture levels are continuing to increase and several partner federal agencies and counties are...

Inmate Found Unresponsive

UPDATE from Coroner Dr. Thomas Canfield, MD on 8/24/18 In the early morning hours of Thursday, August 23, 2018, an inmate was found unresponsive in a cell at the Montrose County Jail. Multiple resuscitation efforts were initiated by staff. EMS responded to the scene...

Montrose County Returns to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

The unincorporated areas of Montrose County are returning to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions beginning August 17th at noon. Conditions are extremely hot and dry and fuel moisture levels have returned to lower levels. In May, the Board of County Commissioners passed...

Montrose County Air Quality Alert

Montrose, COLO.—Multiple wildfires in southwestern Colorado as well as smoke from additional fires in the western United States have contributed to poor air quality across the county.  Montrose County Public Health Department would like to offer a few tips to...

Montrose County Lifts Fire Restrictions

Contact: Katie Yergensen, Montrose County Media Relations Manager kyergensen@montrosecounty.net, (970) 252-4505 or (970) 964-8701 Montrose County Lifts Fire Restrictions Montrose, COLO.—After a recent downgrade in fire restrictions in mid-July, Montrose County Sheriff...

Buttermilk Fire Info and News

The BLM continues to monitor the Buttermilk fire that has burned about 169 acres within the Gunnison Gorge wilderness...

Lightning Sparks Tarantula Fire

Norwood, Colorado, July 19, 2018 – Due to great progress made by firefighters throughout the day yesterday, the lightning caused Tarantula Fire was declared 100 percent contained at 7:02 P.M. last night. The fire is approximately 112 acres and is located 12 miles...

Montrose County Downgrades to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Montrose, COLO.—An increase in moisture levels and decrease in overall threat of wildfire prompted Sheriff Rick Dunlap to downgrade the county from Stage 2 to Stage 1 restrictions effective at noon on July 16th.  Additional moisture is predicted this week as well. ...