RANGELY | Fire managers determined the lightning-caused Twin Buttes Fire is 240 acres. Fire activity is low with smoldering in grass and brush and no growth yesterday. The fire is being managed for multiple resource benefits and will be allowed to burn to natural barriers. Crews will be monitoring the fire’s behavior and progress on the ground and by air with safety to the public and firefighters the first priority.
A Nature Conservancy Wildfire Module arrives on the incident today. They specialize in assessing long term fire affects and rehabilitation considerations.
The Twin Buttes Fire is 25 miles southwest of Rangely; Rio Blanco County on BLM managed land.
Vegetation in the fire area is pinyon and juniper trees, oak brush, grass and dormant brush and slash.
Structures in the area include a historical cabin, three quarters of a mile northwest of the fire, a primary residence about one and one half miles southwest of the fire, and a residence approximately two miles northeast of the fire. None of these structures are immediately threatened.