The Bull Draw Fire—Thursday, October 4, 2018

That red and purple streak is smoke from the Bull Draw Fire behind us on the Uncompahgre Plateau

Here is what they are saying about the fire:

Good Morning Everyone! Starting today, Monday, October 1, 2018, we will no longer be updating the #BullDrawFire Facebook page unless something changes and new information becomes available.

Please contact Grand Valley Ranger District at 970-242-8211 with any questions you have about the Bull Draw Fire. You can also call (970) 874-6625 for recorded fire information for GMUG National Forest.

Thank you to everyone in the community for your patience and support these past two months. As you enjoy your National Forest, please be aware of the hazards in a recently burned area and please put your campfires OUT COLD.

The fire is 36,549 acres and 95% contained. Crews will remain engaged on the fire until a season-ending event occurs, meaning a large amount of precipitation, possibly snow.

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Photo Description: Fall colors on the GMUG National Forest, USFS

Well, the big storms are here!  And my sincere hope that the fire is now out!
Even as I write this we are having huge wind and slashing rain.
All our storms come from the area of the Uncompahgre Plateau so it is with a fervent prayer that fire is now history!
Your friend on a western Colorado farm

23 thoughts on “The Bull Draw Fire—Thursday, October 4, 2018

  1. The report by the fire authorities reads positive and hopefully a good drenching of that slashing rain at your farm will get to the fire area.
    Thankfully it has at last decided to rain here in the drought ridden areas of the state.
    Some areas have had more rain in 24 hours than in 2 years! Still nowhere enough but
    some rain is always welcome.


  2. While such major fires affected so many this year, our region strangely lacked fire. With so many people living here, there is typically some sort of fire annually. There was one home that was burned by arson, . . . and that was about all. Yet, there were fires in regions that do not normally contend with fires.


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