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Alerts & Notices


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  • Fire Area Closures

    For more information on fire closures please call the nearest Ranger Station for the affected area.

    • The Lake Christine Fire area closure lifted effective at 12:01 a.m. on October 12, 2018. Cattle Creek Road and Basalt Mountain Road remain closed. 
    • Cabin Lake Fire Area, closure lifted 9/18/2018, Blanco Ranger Station: 970-878-4039. 
    • Cache Creek Fire Area, closure lifted 9/21/2018, Rifle Ranger Station: 970-625-2371

    Safety: Hunters and others entering recently burned areas should exercise caution. Fire-weakened trees may fall suddenly, and roots of trees can burn underground creating ash pits that may not be readily visible. Burned forests are especially hazardous in windy conditions.

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