Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Wild Cow
FIRE
560.0
acres
26.9 mi
NNW of Fruita, CO
100%
contained
Fire Status:
CONTAINED
Last Updated:
23 mins, 22 secs ago
Incident #:
2021-COGRD-000189
Fire Start:
Monday, June 21, 2021 5:38 PM MDT
Fuels:
Grass,brush,pinon,ju
Primary Fire Agency

Bureau of Land Management — Grand Junction Field Office

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 1 month ago

Incident Photo for the Wild Cow Fire

June 28, 2021

This is the final update for the Wild Cow Fire.  

The Wild Cow Fire was reported on June 21. The fire is in Garfield County, on BLM land, about 33 miles north of Mack, CO. The Wild Cow Fire is being managed by the Upper Colorado River Type 3 Team.

Many of the crews have been reassigned to other fires burning in the area that need resources, though an engine and crew, a fuels module, and a Type 2 helicopter will stay with this fire.

“This was definitely a team effort, “ said Incident Commander Ross Wilmore. “When we began managing this fire, it was a challenging fire due to the terrain and the weather conditions. We received a lot of support from regional fire managers, which allowed us to catch the fire and keep it from growing any larger.”

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but lightning is suspected. The Upper Colorado River Type 3 Incident Management Team (IMT) is returning the management of the fire to local fire management staff on Wednesday, June 30.

There are no road closures or evacuations for this fire.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning Suspected
Date of Origin:
Monday, June 21, 2021 4:30 PM MDT
Location:
Garfield County
Incident Commander:
Ross Wilmore, Upper Colorado River Type 3 Team
Coordinates:
39.525, -108.908

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
75
Size (Acres):
560
Containment:
100%
Fuels Involved:
Pinyon, juniper, mountain brush, and timber
Significant Events:
Containment is 100% allowing most crews to be released or reassigned to different fires.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
No fire spread is expected outside the current perimeter.
Projected Incident Activity:
Moisture will begin increasing from the south bringing a chance for scattered showers and storms on Tuesday afternoon, along with increased humidity. The storms may bring heavy rain and gusty surface winds.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Tuesday will be warmer, with a 30% chance of precipitation, including thunderstorms.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Jenny Cutright
Email: cutright@carbondalefire.org
Phone: 970-379-9216
Fire Unit Information
Grand Junction Field Office
Bureau of Land Management
2815 H Road Grand Junction Colorado 81506
CO

Dispatch Contact

Grand Junction Interagency Dispatch Center | Grand Junction, CO
970-257-4800
https://gacc.nifc.gov/rmcc/dispatch_centers/r2gjc/