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Beaver Creek Fire Costs Estimated At $30 Million

WILD FIREThe nearly 60 square mile Beaver Creek Fire continues to smolder 20 miles northwest of Walden near the Colorado and Wyoming Border. Officials are now estimating that state has spent approximately $30 Million Continue reading

Beaver Creek Fire 72% Contained

FireCrews have made enough progress controlling the Beaver Creek Fire burning 24 miles north of Walden to begin removing heavy equipment from the fire. The fire management team is also in the final stages of making suppression repairs including strengthening fire lines in the Continue reading

More Prescribed Burns Needed In Colorado

controlled-burns-300With fires burning across Colorado experts believe the best way to prevent future fires is to increase prescribed burns, which authorities use to burn excess vegetation on public lands. BLM officials believe prescribed burns could have possibly Continue reading

Beaver Creek Fire Containment At 60%

FireWeather continued to help crews battling the Beaver Creek Fire last week, allowing them to keep the fire under 59 square miles and increased containment to 60%. The weather is expected to Continue reading

Senator Gardner Tours Beaver Creek Fire

gardnerOver the past week, cool temperatures low winds and higher humidity have helped limit the growth of the Beaver Creek Fire, burning 24 miles north of Walden. Crews have limited the fires growth to only a few hundred acres and have maintained containment at 53%. They are continuing to monitor spot fires in the area and are creating and maintaining fire lines. Colorado U.S. Senator Cory Gardner recently announced Continue reading

Meeting On Beaver Creek Fire Wednesday Night

Beaver Creek Fire 2A community meeting will be held Wednesday night to provide information about the strategies and short and long-term objectives for the Beaver Creek Fire. Fire Management Team leaders and other working on the Beaver Creek Fire will be on hand to take questions. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be at 6 Wednesday night at the Jerelin Continue reading

Air Quality Gets Worse Around Beaver Creek Fire

FireThe Beaver Creek Fire has continued to expand this week due to higher winds, temperatures and low humidity and is now on 34,000 acres and is still only 12% contained. With the increased activity air quality in the area has continued to get worse. Estimates over the weekend had air quality in the region at good to moderate, but according to a representative from the Continue reading

UPDATE: Beaver Creek Fire Consumes 9 Buildings

FireHigh winds, warm temperatures and low humidity caused the Beaver Creek Fire to expand by 3,000 acres yesterday. It also resulted in the the destruction of one cabin and eight outbuildings in the Parsons Draw development. Crews battled the fire in that area until wind driven flames forced their retreat in spite of the fact that sprinklers, hoses and Continue reading

UPDATE: Beaver Creek Fire At Almost 19,000 Acres

2016_07_02-19.57.23.115-CDTThe Beaver Creek Fire continued to burn over the weekend expanding to just under 19,000 acres. Low humidity and winds continue to dry fuels in the area, and those conditions are expected to continue. It’s anticipated that the fire will continue to grow so additional resources have Continue reading

Beaver Creek Fire Area Under Red Flag Warning

Beaver Creek Fire 2A  Red Flag Warning has been issued today for the Beaver Creek Fire area. A red flag warning is a forecast issued by the National Weather Service to inform area firefighting and land management agencies that conditions are ideal for wildland fire combustion, and rapid spread. When humidity is very low, and especially when there are high or erratic winds, the Red Flag Warning becomes a critical statement for firefighting Continue reading

Beaver Creek Fire Conditions Near Critical

FireWinds and warm temperatures continue to dry fuels in the Beaver Creek Fire area resulting in increased fire activity. Firefighters are continuing to monitor hot spots around structures in the area, and create and maintain fire lines. Humidity is expected to continue to decrease which could Continue reading

Beaver Creek Fire Conditions Expected To Worsen

WILD FIREWith low humidity and winds returning to the area of the Beaver Creek Fire, conditions there are expected to worsen this week drying out fuels and putting them at greater risk of catching fire. Protecting Continue reading