Public Service Announcement: Prescribed Burning on Norwood Ranger District

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NORWOOD, Colo. — GMUG Fire and Fuels Crews plan to begin aerial ignition operations on the Glencoe Pine prescribed burn as early as May 12, or as conditions allow.

  • Glencoe Pine: Located approximately 13 miles northeast of Nucla, CO off National Forest System Road (NFSR) #503 (Delta/Nucla road).  Approximately 450 acres are planned to be burned to increase the resiliency and reproduction of native ponderosa pine stands.
  • Be advised—NFSR #503 (Delta/Nulca road) will be closed during ignition from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at mile marker 35 on the West side and Columbine Pass on the East.
  • Caution is advised as smoke will likely be visible near US Hwy 50, CO Hwy 141 and NFSR #402 (Divide road), NFSR #404 (Uranium road) & NFSR #405 (Niche road).
  • Smoke may impact Nucla and Norwood area residents.
  • The prescribed burn will be accomplished using joint-agency fire resources, mitigation measures and protocols that are in place to reduce the risk and transmission of COVID-19. Air quality will be closely monitored to mitigate smoke related impacts to communities.
  • Prescribed burn project areas will be patrolled and monitored for several days following ignition.

For information and updates on prescribed burns, wildfires and fire restrictions on National Forest System lands and other areas, call the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests Fire Information line at 970.874.6602, visit the GMUG Forest website (, Facebook: or Twitter: For more information on how prescribed fire smoke may affect your health, please visit:

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