FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
US Department of Agriculture / US Forest Service / Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre & Gunnison National Forests
Media Contacts: Lora Schmillen Public Information Officer, 970-642-4414
Green Mountain Fire Update
Montrose, Colorado, July 8, 2018
Location: 25 miles South East of Gunnison, CO
Start Date: August 7, 2018
Size: Approximately 12 acres burning in Needle Creek Reservoir area
Percent Contained: 0 percent
Summary: The fire is burning in very rugged difficult access terrain. Actions today will include scouting access into fire, engaging in fire suppression tactics and assessing tomorrow’s operations. Strategies planned are to flank the fire with air and ground resources.
No structures have been damaged, and none are threatened at this time.
Weather: Forecast is showing some moisture on Thursday and Friday. Afternoon winds are expected to continue.
Resources Assigned and Ordered:
Structures Threatened: None
Fire Information Links:
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests Fire Information: 970-874-6602
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests website: www.fs.usda.gov/gmug
West Slope Fire Information: www.WestSlopeFireInfo.com
The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre & Gunnison National Forests manage approximately 3 million
acres of land in Southwest Colorado within Delta, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Mesa,
Montrose, Ouray, Saguache, San Juan and San Miguel counties.