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Fire Near Buford 100% Contained

Favorable weather conditions Wednesday allowed crews to make good progress controlling the wildfire burning off Rio Blanco County Road 8, near Buford. The fire was the result of a private burn that got out of control. As of seven Wednesday night the Continue reading

Milk Fire 50% Contained

WILD FIREThe Milk Fire burning south of ColoWyo Mine, is now 50% contained. Ground crews have been working in conjunction with helicopters in the area to suppress the 500 acre fire. The fire that was first reported Continue reading

Blair Mountain Fire 70% Contained

WILD FIREDespite the red flag fire conditions this weekend, crews were able to make significant progress in containing the Blair Mountain Fire burning 20 miles west of Meeker. The fire, which covers over 1,000 Continue reading

Beaver Creek Fire Won’t Be Contained Until October

FireThe Beaver Creek Fire continues to expand due to warm temperatures dry winds and low humidity, and is now approaching 22,000 acres. Crews continue to protect structures in the area and create and maintain fire lines. According to a fire representative the fire not expected to 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 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

Strawberry Fire Containment

fire-1-300According to the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office, the Strawberry Fire two miles west of Meeker along County Road 7 was expected to be completely contained last night. The cause of the fire remains unknown at this time. The 130-acre fire occurred entirely on private land and threatened two private Continue reading