Current Wildland Fires

Additional Information

Saw Mill Fire

June 13, 2018: Site is  being monitored by Federal Fire Recourses. 


June 8, 2018: The Gunnison Nation Forest has one crew still working. They are confident in the perimeter and are working to cool interior hot spots. They are very pleased with the results of their work on this fire and anticipate being able to place it in monitor status soon.

June 6, 2018, 3:15 PM: The fire size is now an estimated 1.5 acres. There are good natural breaks that the crew was able to use to help contain the fire. Fire Crews are expecting to have it fully contained this afternoon and will continue to watch for several days.

June 6, 2018, 9:00 AM: Overnight there has been no perimeter growth. One of the hand crews was released from the scene and returned to Gunnison. The remaining fire crews are continuing to monitor the site and are anticipating to be mopping up today and into tomorrow. 

June 5, 2018: Hinsdale County is aware of the fire north of Hill 71, officially named the “Saw Mill Fire”, near the top edge of the timber. United States Forest Service has responded and there is currently a helicopter, heavy air tanker, two engines, smoke jumper team and two Initial Attack hand modules on site. There is no danger to infrastructure and no injuries at this time. We will continue to update as necessary.  

Continental Reservoir Fire:

June 13, 2018: Site is  being monitored by Federal Fire Recourses. 


June 8, 2018: The fire is under control. It has not grown and the Rio Grande crews left this morning. The fire has been placed in monitor status, they will check on it to make sure it does not flare up.

June 5, 2018: Continental Reservoir Fire: Still 50% contained. No growth of the fire yesterday and just a few smokes in the interior. Transition to the 10-person fire use module yesterday. Continental Reservoir is now open!   

June 1, 2018: Continental Reservoir Fire is approximately 12 acres. Mineral County Volunteer Fire Department is no longer on the fire. One engine (and crew), one initial attack module (four people), the Craig Hotshots (20 people) were "spiked out" on the fire last night (i.e., camped at the fire). One Type 1 helicopter (heavy) is assigned to the fire and is positioned at Mineral County Airport. No update at this time on containment of the fire.  

There is a closure in place for Continental Reservoir extending out 100 feet from the water edge, and the road leading up to Continental Reservoir (FSR 513.1A)

June 1, 2018: Due to the Continental Reservoir Fire, National Forest Service Road 513.1A and 513.2A (Bridge) are closed. This area includes the parking lot and boat ramp to the Continental Reservoir.    

May 31, 2018: The Continental Reservoir Fire is estimated to be 12 acres in size. Resources on the fire include: Forest Service engine and initial attack squad, Mineral County Volunteer Fire Department engine and firefighters, one initial attack module, the 20-person Craig Hotshot crew and one Type 1 helicopter (heavy). This fire is expected to be contained tomorrow.     

Nellie Creek Fire
Status: OUT
Nellie Creek Fire was officially declared out as of May 27, 2018.