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Will The Lost Solar Fire Affect The Ecosystem?

WILD FIREThere will be a presentation Thursday night in Meeker to explain the role the Lost Solar Fire will have on the environment, and the ecosystem. The meeting will take place at the Meeker Public Library from 7 to 8:30.  The Lost Continue reading

Lost Solar Fire Continues To Grow

FireDespite favorable weather conditions this week, the lightning started Lost Solar Fire burning in the Flat Top Wilderness Area approximately 25 miles east of Meeker, has continued to increase in size.  The fire is estimated at just under 7 square miles, an increase of over 1.5 square miles since Monday.  The Lost Solar Fire is being managed using a ‘confine and contain’ Continue reading

UPDATE: Fire Closes Highway 13

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A fire yesterday afternoon forced the closure of Highway 13 north of Craig for a period of time. The fire started in a trash pile then spread to the surrounding area creating dense smoke, resulting in visibility issues on the highway. The exact cause of the fire is unknown. Craig fire fighters Continue reading

Beaver Creek Fire Grows To 59 Square Miles

Beaver Creek Fire 2Despite high winds and lower humidity last week crews were able to increase containment of the Beaver Creek Fire from 60 to 68%. The weather did cause the fire to grow to over 59 square miles. Crews are continuing to monitor spot fires Continue reading

Lost Solar Fire Nearly Doubles In Size

WILD FIREHigh winds and low humidity over the past couple days have resulted in rapid growth in The Lost Solar Fire, burning in the Flat Top Wilderness area about 25 miles east of Meeker. The lightning started Fire which began a month Continue reading

New Fire In Dinosaur National Park

Dinosaur National Monument QuarryCrews are fighting a 40 acre fire that started yesterday on the Utah side of Dinosaur National Monument. The blaze was expected to be fully controlled by last night. Crews will continue to work today to mop up hot spots. National Park Continue reading

Silver Creek Fire Triples In Size

FireA meeting will take place Wednesday evening to allow the Silver Creek Fire Management Team to provide information on the fire. The meeting will be held at the Stagecoach fire station beginning at 6:30. The Silver Creek Fire, burning four miles south of Stage Coach Reservoir, in the Sarvis Creek Wilderness area in the Routt National Forest increased to 25 acres yesterday. Crews are giving special attention to structures Continue reading

New Fire In Routt National Forest

WILD FIREA fire started Saturday about four miles south of Stage Coach Reservoir, in the Sarvis Creek Wilderness area in the Routt National Forest. The lightning started, Silver Creek Fire, is burning through beetle kill trees Continue reading

Beaver Creek Fire Evacuation Order Removed

FireThe Beaver Creek fire management teams has made enough progress battling the blaze to lift the evacuation order that has been in place since the fire began. Residents and property owners in the area started returning to their homes Saturday Morning. Closures are still in effect on National forest and BLM managed lands and may affect hunting. To view a list of all Continue reading

Colorado Receives Money To Help With Wildfires

Wildfires-300With wildfires burning throughout the state, Colorado is spending a great deal of money this year on fire prevention and maintenance. To help with the additional expenditures the Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded just Continue reading

Fire Restrictions In Effect For Garfield County

FireRestrictionsDue to high fire danger, Garfield County is now under a Stage 1 fire restriction. Fire restrictions are implemented to protect the health and welfare of the public when risk factors like low moisture in vegetation are present,. These restrictions will be in place until further notice, and anyone caught violating them will be Continue reading

Structure Protection Removed Around Beaver Creek Fire

FireCrews continue to make progress battling the Beaver Creek Fire burning 24 miles northwest of Walden. Because of the gains, the fire management team has been able to remove almost all of the structure protection equipment from the eastern and southern portions of the fire. Crews are Continue reading