Terrain Satellite
Middle Mamm
11.8 mi
S of Rifle, CO
11 months
total burn time
Last Updated:
6 months ago
Incident #:
Fire Start:
Sunday, July 28, 2019 1:51 PM MDT
Fire Unit:
US Forest Service — White River National Forest
Dispatch Notes:
Wrf so fire #007iqcs# 453558

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 7 months ago

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.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Date of Origin:
Sunday July 28th, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
11 miles south of Rifle, CO
Incident Commander:
Mike Ottosen, IC
39.369, -107.788

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
Size (Acres):
Estimated Containment Date:
Wednesday November 20th, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved:
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.
Significant Events:
Minimal, smoldering

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
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.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Incident received more snow last night and this morning; scattered snow storms.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Rifle Ranger District
Phone: 970-625-2173
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

Dispatch Contact

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