Fire Information


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TO REPORT A FIRE: Montrose Interagency Dispatch at (970) 249-1010 or 911

For up-to-date information on wildfire conditions and fire restrictions on National Forest Lands please call the GMUG Fire Information Line at (970) 874-6602

05/28/2018-There currently are no fire restrictions in effect for National Forest lands

Please never leave your campfires unattended, and ensure that they are completely out and cool to touch before leaving the area. There are no fireworks allowed on National Forest lands.

Go to Inciweb for current information on national incidents such as fires, floods and other events

Dispatch Centers

Hotlines for a recording of updates on current fires:

  • GMUG National Forest Fire Hotline (970) 874-6602
  • Bureau of Land Management, Southwest (Colorado) District Fire Hotline: (970) 249-1070
  • Upper Colorado River Fire Management Unit Hotline (970) 244-3104

Prescribed Fire - learn more about our prescribed fire plans, monitoring and use of fire for ecological restoration.

Recruitment - learn more about our four engines, the Skyway Wildland Fire Module, and our Job Corps Fire Crew

Fire Prevention, Education and Mitigation learn more about fire stage restrictions, the firewise program and fire adapted communities

Helpful Fire Information and Links


Wildland Urban Interagency Wildfire Mitigation Desk Reference Guide (2014)<