Tag Archives: BLM land

Practice Fire Safety While In Wyoming For Eclipse

Those traveling to Wyoming for the eclipse are being encouraged to practice fire safety while out on public lands in the state. Between 400,000 and 1.2 million people expected to travel to the state for the eclipse. Fire danger in the state is still high and fire restrictions are still in place on all Continue reading

Wednesday Lightning Sparks more Wildfires

WILDFIREStorms that moved through the area Wednesday generated 780 lightning strikes on the Northwest Fire Management Unit which covers Grand, Jackson, Routt, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties. From lightning associated with the storms, eight new wildland fires were reported. Of the new fires seven are on BLM land in Moffat and Rio Blanco Continue reading

Firefighters Busy in Northwest Colorado Over the Weekend

WILDFIREThe Bull Canyon Fire was 100% contained last night. The 35 acre fire is on BLM land five miles north of Dinosaur. It started shortly after noon Saturday and was lightning caused. The Bear Fire, ten miles northwest of Lay, was reported Saturday afternoon, and was contained the same evening. That blaze was also lightning caused and Continue reading

Rim Rock Fire Rekindles

fire season smallFire fighters are suppressing the lightning caused Rim Rock Fire which started Wednesday and was declared controlled that evening on BLM land. The wildland fire rekindled Thursday afternoon and BLM crews Continue reading

BLM to Conduct Prescribed Burn in Rio Blanco County

controlled-burns-300Fire managers from the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit are planning to burn 550 acres of sagebrush in the next couple of weeks if weather and air quality conditions are favorable. The project is about 25 miles southwest of Continue reading

Seasonal Changes to Visitor Access at Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur-National-Monument-The arrival of winter at Dinosaur National Monument brings changes to visitor access in some areas. In Utah, roads around the Quarry Visitor Center and Exhibit Hall are maintained throughout the winter. The Cub Creek Road is Continue reading

Alkali Fire 50% Contained

WILDFIREAs firefighters brought the 20,690-acre Alkali Fire burning 14 miles north of Maybell to 50 percent containment yesterday, other crews responded to numerous other starts.  Cloud cover Continue reading

Lightning Sparks Several Wildfires in Northwest Colorado

fire-fighter-1-300Wednesday’s thunderstorms produced lightning that ignited seven confirmed wildland fires in Moffat, Rio Blanco and Jackson counties. The largest of the new incidents is the Key Fire at 252 acres, primarily on private land with a small portion on BLM land about 27 miles southwest of Maybell. The blaze Continue reading