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Fire Closes Highway 40

A wildfire closed Highway 40 about 45 miles west of Craig for a little over an hour yesterday afternoon. Firefighters responded to the fire a little after five and were able to control the blaze enough to re-open the highway just before Continue reading

Fire Closes Highway 40 Between Dinosaur and Skull Valley

U.S. Highway 40 has been closed between Dinosaur and Skull Valley (at 3:30pm Monday) because of the Dead Dog Fire burning to within ¼ mile of the highway. Rio Blanco County Road 1 is also closed and the small community of Blue Continue reading

UPDATE: Hot Brakes Cause Trailer To Catch Fire

Highway 40 was completely closed for about half an hour Monday morning near the base of Rabbit Ears Pass, after a semi trailer caught fire. Traffic was able to move through the area after the highway was partially re-opened just before 7,with the entire highway being fully re-opened around 8. The cause of the fire was determined to have been overheated brakes, resulting Continue reading

UPDATE: Fire Closes Highway 13

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A fire yesterday afternoon forced the closure of Highway 13 north of Craig for a period of time. The fire started in a trash pile then spread to the surrounding area creating dense smoke, resulting in visibility issues on the highway. The exact cause of the fire is unknown. Craig fire fighters Continue reading