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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

Three Wildfires Burning In NW Colorado

The BLM reported Saturday night that firefighter were working three fires under Red Flag conditions in northwestern Colorado. More than 40 firefighters, five engines, four heavy air tankers, six single engine air tankers, and a helicopter were working the 500-acre Hunter Fire about 20 miles southwest of Meeker. Smoke from this fire was visible from the Colorado River 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

Beaver Creek Fire Containment At 60%

FireWeather continued to help crews battling the Beaver Creek Fire last week, allowing them to keep the fire under 59 square miles and increased containment to 60%. The weather is expected to Continue reading

Containment Of Beaver Creek Fire Increases

Beaver Creek FireCrews were able to increase control of the Beaver Creek Fire this week, bringing containment from 28 to 41%. Lower winds,temperatures and higher humidity continue to help crews in their efforts to control the blaze. Teams are still working on protecting structures that could be affected, and cutting and maintaining fire lines. They are also continuing to ignite spot fires to Continue reading

Air Quality Gets Worse Around Beaver Creek Fire

FireThe Beaver Creek Fire has continued to expand this week due to higher winds, temperatures and low humidity and is now on 34,000 acres and is still only 12% contained. With the increased activity air quality in the area has continued to get worse. Estimates over the weekend had air quality in the region at good to moderate, but according to a representative from the Continue reading

Milk Fire Expected To Be 100% Contained Saturday

WILD FIRECrews continued to make progress Friday fighting the Milk Fire burning just south of the ColoWyo Mine. The fire is now 70% contained, and crews are expecting to gain full control Saturday. Investigators believe that the fire, which began 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

Alkali Fire 50% Contained

WILDFIREAs firefighters brought the 20,690-acre Alkali Fire burning 14 miles north of Maybell to 50 percent containment yesterday, other crews responded to numerous other starts.  Cloud cover Continue reading