Climate Crisis

Latest update: Pine Gulch Fire, 8/21/2020

FRUITA, CO — The Pine Gulch fire has now spread to 124,934 acres, with 17% containment. Areas throughout Mesa and Garfield County are expected to see more haze and smoke today, but air quality has improved since the heavy smoke that enveloped the valley last night. Wind gusts later this afternoon are expected to bring in more smoke and poor air quality later this evening, however, in large parts of Fruita, Loma, Grand Junction, Clifton, De Beque. Parachute, Rifle, Silt, and New Castle.

The full reports from the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team are below.