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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

UPDATE: Air Quality Advisory Issued For Areas Near Dead Dog Fire

Additional firefighters were deployed yesterday to battle the Hunter Fire, burning 20 miles southwest of Meeker. The crews were able to take advantage of diminished winds to increase containment of the 1,000 acre fire from 30 to 70%.  Despite growing by Continue reading

UPDATE: Meeting Tuesday Night To Talk Dead Dog Fire

The Dead Dog Fire burning 10 miles north of Rangely, which was estimated at 40 acres Sunday night, grew to more than 5,000 acres yesterday due to wind gusts exceeding 70 miles an hour. The rapid growth forced the closure of Highway 40 between Dinosaur and Skull Valley for about 5 hours yesterday afternoon and Continue reading

New Fire Starts, Fire Near Meeker Doubles In Size

High winds caused two fires already burning to spread and helped kindle a new fire in Northwest Colorado Sunday. The new Dead Dog Fire is burning on BLM land about 10 miles north of Rangely and is estimated at 40 acres. The Hunter Fire, burning 20 miles southwest of Meeker, nearly Continue reading

Wildfire Grows To 4 Square Miles

The wildfire, which forced the closure of Highway 40 Tuesday afternoon near the Colorado Utah border, continued to grow yesterday, but crews were able to make progress controlling the blaze. A representative of the Uintah Basin Continue reading

Two Fires Ignite Near Rifle In 72 Hours

Smoke may still be visible from a wildfire that started Monday night southeast of Rifle. The fire was the result of a controlled burn on private property that flared up, threatening a home and barn and burning approximately 22 acres of land. Crews were able to save both buildings. As of Continue reading

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