Tag Archives: Fire Danger

Fire Danger High in Northwest Colorado

fire-danger-high-signFire danger is high in Rio Blanco and Moffat Counties and moderate in Grand, Jackson and Routt Counties. Higher temperatures and dry conditions are forecast through next week. Vegetation at lower elevations continues to dry out as seasonal curing occurs. All of that adds up to dangerous fire conditions. Fire officials say Continue reading

Lightning Strikes Cause Several Wildfires

WILDFIREA few wildland fires were started on Bureau of Land Management land yesterday, all caused by lightning. The Juniper Fire, 23 miles west of Craig off Moffat County Road 53, was contained last night at three acres. An air tanker dropped one load of retardant to slow the fire’s advance toward private land. There were four wildland Continue reading

Local Fire Agency Offers Tips for Controlled Burns

controlled-burns-300This is the time of year that many start agricultural burns. It doesn’t take long for fire danger to increase once snow begins to melt. Combine that with warm, windy conditions, and brush and grass dry out quickly. That’s according Continue reading

Fire Danger High in Northwest Colorado

fire-danger-high-signThe fire danger is high across much of Colorado partly because of a dry air mass in place across much of the Southwest. The dry weather combined with warm weather and expected strong winds led to the posting of red flag warnings south of the Palmer Divide and across southern and northwestern Colorado yesterday. Continue reading

Local Fire Managers Remind Residents to Stay Fire Safe this Weekend

fire season smallThe Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit is alerting the public to increasing fire danger in areas of Northwest Colorado. No fire restrictions will be in effect for the Fourth of July weekend in Continue reading

Firefighters Battling Lightning Sparked Fire in Rio Blanco County

fire-fighter-1-300Firefighters in Rio Blanco County are working on an 11 acre blaze that is believed to have been started by lighting yesterday.  Lightning is being blamed for several small fires in the county, the biggest of which is the “Big Jimmy Fire”.  Helicopters dropped water on the blaze yesterday, but fire managers have decided Continue reading

Firefighters Trained, Ready for Fire Season

fire-fighter-training-800The Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit is fully staffed and prepared for wildland fire response. New fire recruits as well as returning firefighters have been training and refurbishing equipment since Continue reading