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Full Containment Of Himes Peak Fire

The Himes Peak Fire, which was ignited by lightning a little less than a week ago in the Flat Tops, 46 miles east of Meeker, is now 100% contained. During suppression efforts, crews were Continue reading

UPDATE: New Fire Starts, 3 Others Continue To Burn

Lightning ignited another fire in Northwest Colorado over the weekend near Maybell. The Pine Tree Fire was reported Saturday and as of Monday morning, had consumed more than 4,400 acres and was 0% contained.  The fire has Continue reading

UPDATE: Three Fires Still Burning In Northwest Colorado

Firefighters limited the growth of the Himes Peek fire, burning in the Flat Tops 46 miles east of Meeker Thursday, keeping the blaze at an estimated 100 acres. Crews, who are working to extinguish the lightning started fire as fast as possible, also increased containment to 25%. The Continue reading

Big Red Fire, 0% Contained

The Big Red Fire, burning 5 miles south of the Wyoming state line near Clark in North Routt county, has grown from 530 to nearly 600 acres and is zero percent contained.  Crews are focusing their efforts on protecting private property in the area by cutting fire lines. Warm and dry weather is Continue reading

Fire Closes County Road Near Meeker

A wildfire closed Rio Blanco County Road 8 southeast of Meeker for approximately two hours Saturday evening. The lightning caused fire forced the closure of the road between County Road 57 and County Road 4. The 40 acre County Road Continue reading

Mill Creek Fire 100% Contained

Crews made good progress battling The Mill Creek Fire burning in Routt County northeast of Hayden over the weekend, increasing containment to 100%. The human caused fire did not grow significantly over the Continue reading

UPDATE: Crews Continue To Battle Fires Near Meeker

Crews are continuing to battle the Wilson and Deer Gulch fires burning in Rio Blanco County near Meeker. The Wilson fire burning near Rio Blanco County Road 9 is estimated at 350 acres and is 25% contained, while the Deer Gulch Fire burning near Continue reading

UPDATE: Mill Creek and Peekaboo Fire Containment Increased

Crews have increased containment of the Mill Creek Fire burning in Routt County northeast of Hayden. The fire, which was 30% contained as of Friday, is now estimated at 65% contained. The fire grew by a limited amount over that time period, expanding from an estimated 460 to 484 acres. Smoke may be visible in Continue reading

UPDATE: Two Wildfires Burning Near Meeker

Two new fires started over the weekend in Rio Blanco County near Meeker. The lightning started Wilson Fire is burning near Rio Blanco County Road 9 north of Meeker. The fire, which was reported early Saturday morning, is now Continue reading

Mill Creek Fire Containment Increases

Crews continued to gain more control of the Mill Creek Fire burning north of Hayden in Routt County. The fire is now 30% contained and has grown to 460 acres. The fire management team sent out an alert yesterday to homeowners within 2 miles of the  fire, asking them to leave their property gates open, to allow crews Continue reading

Crews Gain 25% Containment Of Mill Creek Fire

Crews made progress yesterday controlling the Mill Creek Fire burning 13 miles northeast of Hayden in Routt County. The fire grew from 270 to 452 acres.  As of last night crews had established a fire line Continue reading

Dead Dog Fire 95% Contained

Crews made good progress again yesterday controlling the Dead Dog Fire, increasing containment from 60 to 95%. The fire has not grown significantly over the last couple of days and is estimated at just under 28 square miles. The majority of the fire, or 89% occurred on BLM lands, with only 9% Continue reading