The Middle Mamm Fire is burning in a remote, roadless area south of Rifle, Colorado.
Recent fire activity has been minimal; the fire is smoldering in interior pockets of unburned fuels. Increased smoke may be visible on sunny and windy days until the fire cools.
The area closure has been lifted, but the fire is still burning and hazards remain.
This page will no longer be updated. For information on the fire's activity and area access, please contact the Rifle Ranger District at (970)625-2173.
Date of Origin:
Sunday July 28th, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
11 miles south of Rifle, CO
Mike Ottosen, IC
Estimated Containment Date:
Wednesday November 20th, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Dormant Brush, Hardwood Slash
Bug kill timber with standing dead fuels and snags, steep terrain and difficult access, Fuel Model 10 and Fuel Model 6 dominate most of the fire area. Large stands of Gambel Oak and Mountain Mahogany moving into dormancy.
Continue mop up and repair, patrol and monitor on the north and west sides of the fire. On the east side continue repair work, patrol and monitor fire. Utilize helicopter bucket work to support operations as appropriate.
Projected Incident Activity:
12 hours: Potential for some low intensity surface spread on southern aspects.
24 hours: Drying trend continues, increased surface fire spread possible.
48 hours: Interior burning continues, no threats to containment lines.
After 72 hours: Seasonal fire behavior will continue until the next moisture event; possibly Saturday or Sunday.
An area closure is in effect of US Forest Service lands in the Middle Mamm drainage, Gant Gulch and part of Battlement Trail #2160.
Incident received more snow last night and this morning; scattered snow storms.
Rifle Ranger District
Hours: M-F, 8:00-5:00
Fire Unit Information
White River National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
900 Grand Ave.
Glenwood Springs, CO 81602