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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. ...

Tabeguache Fire

The #TabeguacheFire is now at 90 percent containment. Thank you to the U.S. Forest Service-Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre & Gunnison National Forests, firefighters, Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control, and all others that worked 24/7 to contain this fire...

Motor Vehicle Fatality Identified

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 5, 2018 Contact: Dr. Thomas M. Canfield, MD, Montrose County Coroner Office: Montrose County Coroner’s Office of Medical Investigation, (970) 252-4524 coroner@montrosecounty.net   Montrose, CO—About noon on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, a...

Upper Mailbox Fire Pre-Evacuation

PRE-EVACUATION notice sent to homes on Ragsdale Road in regard to the #UpperMailboxFire. A CodeRED notification was sent to residents in the pre-evacuation area. For those who receive a pre-evacuation notice, the following steps can improve your safety and expedite...

Upper Mailbox Fire

Update 8:20am 6/21: The Upper Mailbox Fire is 100% contained. The Type 3 IMT transferred command back to the local BLM unit this morning. Crews will continue to monitor and patrol the fire. This will be the last update unless significant activity occurs. Update 9:30pm...