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Prescribed Burns Scheduled In Moffat County

Prescribed burns have been scheduled in western Moffat County over the coming weeks. The Seven Springs prescribed fire will take place six miles west of Greystone in the Douglas Mountain area, with the Treepee Continue reading

Firefighters Called To West Kum & Go In Craig

k-g-eye-burnThe West Craig Kum & Go was shut down for a period of time Tuesday afternoon after customers and employees complained of a burning sensation in their eyes. Craig firefighters were called and inspected the Continue reading

Controlled Burn Scheduled In Routt County

controlled-burns-300A prescribed burn has been planned this month for the area southwest of the Seedhouse Campground near Hinman Park in Northern Routt County.  The 300 acre burn is expected to take place over two days and will commence when appropriate weather Continue reading

Prescribed Burn Scheduled Between Craig and Meeker

controlled-burns-300A prescribed burn is planned over the coming weeks near the Aldrich Lakes area, between Meeker and Craig. The Upper Colorado River Fire Management Unit and Colorado Parks and Wildlife will conduct the burn with the help of private land owners and other groups from Craig and Meeker. The burn will Continue reading

Engine Fire Destroys Pickup Near Craig

IMG_0485The engine of a pickup pulling an empty horse trailer caught fire early Wednesday afternoon completely destroying the vehicle. The horse trailer was not damaged. The vehicle was traveling on Moffat County Road 35 about 3 miles south of the Moffat County Airport when the fire began. No one was 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

Photos From The Beaver Creek Fire

2016_07_02-19.57.23.115-CDTThe Beaver Creek Fire, 24 miles Northwest of Walden, continues to move slowly into the Mount Zirkel Wilderness. Based on infrared data, the fire has burned 172 acres within the Wilderness. Protecting structures and preparing them to avoid being burned remains a high priority as crews also Continue reading

Blair Mountain Fire West Of Meeker

WILD FIREFirefighters are managing the 5-acre, lightning-ignited Blair Mountain Fire 20 miles west of Meeker to reduce hazardous fuels and to benefit ecosystem health. About 25 firefighters are working to secure the west flank of the fire while allowing it to continue burning to the east, where it will help open the dense stands of pinyon and juniper. This will increase forest diversity and benefit Continue reading

Prescribed Burn Today Near Meeker

controlled-burns-300There will be a prescribed burn in the Miller Creek area 10 miles to the southeast of Meeker starting today.  Smoke will be visible along Highway 13 and on Rio Blanco County roads in the area. The smoke is expected to dissipate during Continue reading

Fire From Yard Cleanup Jumps Out Of Contol

craig-fire-rescue-300A fire from a burn pile got out of control over the weekend but was quickly put out by the Craig Fire Department. The wildland fire began just after noon Saturday when a burning brush pile from a yard cleanup jumped to nearby brush. The fire was at a residence on highway 317 about half a mile east of Continue reading

Fire Engulfs And Destroys Semi Truck

IMG_8073IMG_8108A passerby Friday noticed a semi truck on fire in the parking lot of Peroulis Brothers Trucking. The Craig Fire Department responded and quickly extinguished the blaze.  According to Craig Firefighter Troy Hampton the truck had been Continue reading

Chimney Fire Season Is Here

chimney fire 200As you snuggle in front of a cozy fire or bask in the warmth of a wood stove. The last thing you are likely to be thinking about is the condition of your chimney. However, if you don’t give some thought to it before you light those winter fires, your enjoyment may be short-lived. Dirty chimneys can cause chimney fires, which damage structures, destroy homes and can injure or kill. Chimney fires can burn explosively – noisy Continue reading