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Weather Helps Beaver Creek Fire Crews

fire in Routt National Forest2Crews responding to the Beaver Creek fire caught a break with the weather yesterday, as the winds died down and temperatures fell. They were able to make progress towards controlling the fire burning 15 miles Northwest of Walden, two miles south of the Colorado Wyoming border. The estimated acreage burned has been decreased from the 7,000 acres thought to be affected yesterday, to approximately 5,400 acres today. According to a representative on the scene fire fighters are concentrating their efforts Continue reading

Forest Service Preparing for Slash Pile Burns

controlled-burns-300Cooler weather and snow in the mountains has prompted fire crews to begin preparations for slash pile burning at multiple locations across the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests in Colorado and Wyoming. Hundreds of piles are estimated to remain on the two National Forests, Continue reading

Prescribed Burns Planned for Routt National Forest

routt-natl-forest-signRoutt National Forest fire crews are planning to conduct multiple prescribed burns this fall near Crane Park in northern Routt County. In total, the Little Snake North burn unit consists of 800 acres and is 32 miles north of Steamboat and five miles south of the Wyoming border. The project Continue reading

Efforts Scaled Back on Ecklund Fire

Dinosaur-National-Monument-Due to minimal activity over the past two days, fire crews on the Ecklund Fire are beginning mop up and demobilization activities. The Ecklund Fire was reported just before dark on Saturday. Lightning was determined as the cause of the fire. Continue reading

Crews Battling Fire in Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur-National-Monument-Fire crews at Dinosaur National Monument are fighting a lightning-caused fire in the Ecklund Draw area along Lodore Canyon. The fire was reported just before dark on Saturday, and has since grown to 400 acres. It is burning mostly Continue reading

Prescribed Burn Planned Northwest of Walden

controlled-burns-300Routt National Forest fire crews are planning to conduct a prescribed burn this month, approximately twenty miles northwest of Walden, in the area of Big Creek Lakes and Twisty Park. The Big Creek Lakes Prescribed Continue reading

Prescribed Burn Planned for South of Hayden

controlled-burns-300Routt National Forest fire crews are hoping to conduct a prescribed burn this week near the Indian Run State Wildlife Area in western Routt County, south of Hayden. The Indian Run Prescribed Burn will take place on the Yampa Continue reading

Forest Service Planning Slash Pile Burns

controlled-burns-300With the onset of fall weather and snow in the mountains, fire crews are beginning to burn slash piles at multiple locations across the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests in Colorado and Wyoming. It’s estimated that thousands of piles Continue reading

Prescribed Burn Planned Near Seedhouse Campground

controlled-burns-300Routt National Forest fire crews are planning to conduct a prescribed burn in early October southwest of the Seedhouse Campground in northern Routt County. The burn will take place on Forest Service lands managed by the Hahns Continue reading

Area Fires Update For Sunday

fire season smallWindy conditions yesterday, combined with lightning resulted in several new fires. The Elk Springs Fire on State, Bureau of Land Management, and private land started late yesterday afternoon. Aerial and ground resources responded to the incident; however difficult access, windy conditions, and receptive fuels are making firefighting efforts Continue reading

Fire Crews Battling Blazes in Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur-National-Monument-Fire crews at Dinosaur National Monument are now conducting suppression actions on several fires within or near the monument.  The Hog Fire located on the Yampa Plateau is estimated to be 40+ acres and is Continue reading

Controlled Burn Planned Near Seedhouse Campground

controlled-burns-300Routt National Forest fire crews are planning to conduct a prescribed burn next week southwest of the Seedhouse Campground in northern Routt County. Crews will use drip torches to carry out Continue reading