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Blair Mountain Fire West Of Meeker

WILD FIREFirefighters are managing the 5-acre, lightning-ignited Blair Mountain Fire 20 miles west of Meeker to reduce hazardous fuels and to benefit ecosystem health. About 25 firefighters are working to secure the west flank of the fire while allowing it to continue burning to the east, where it will help open the dense stands of pinyon and juniper. This will increase forest diversity and benefit Continue reading

Rain Provides Relief To Beaver Creek Fire Crews

WILD FIRERain showers in the area yesterday provided some relief to Beaver Creek Fire crews. The rain helped to suppress the intensity of the fire, but as temperatures increase, vegetation will dry out Continue reading

Homes Still Safe From Beaver Creek Fire

WILD FIREThe Beaver Creek Fire continued to move south and west yesterday. Protecting the structures in the area remains a high priority. Crews have been burning between buildings, removing grass and utilizing sprinklers to make Continue reading

UPDATE: Beaver Creek Fire Destroys 2 Buildings

WILD FIRETwo buildings were destroyed over the weekend in the Beaver Creek fire. The fire in the Routt National Forest about 15 miles Northwest of Walden increased to a little over 6000 acres during the weekend. The Jackson County Continue reading

Beaver Creek Fire Threatens 40 Home Sites

WILD FIREThe Beaver Creek Fire remained active overnight Saturday and early Sunday in pockets of unburned fuels in the interior of the fire. Firefighters mopped up smoldering vegetation near structures and continued to prepare structures further in advance of the fire. Fire crews remain diligent attacking spot fires and constructing firelines Continue reading

Routt National Forest Fire At 3,800 Acres

fire in Routt National Forest2Due to a shift in the winds, the Beaver Creek fire that started Sunday in the Routt National forest is now burning on 3,800 acres up from the 500 acres that were on fire Tuesday. The fire was mainly located in the Twisty park area between Beaver Creek and Rhea Creek about 20 miles northwest of Walden near the state line. Because of the wind shift the fire has now spread to BLM managed land on Independence Mountain. The source of the fire is under investigation.  Important additional information for those Continue reading

500 Acres Of Routt National Forest on Fire

fire in Routt Cational ForestA fire that started Sunday in the Routt National forest is now burning on 500 acres. The fire is located in the Twisty park area between Beaver Creek and Rhea Creek about 20 miles northwest of Walden near the state line. There are approximately 30 private structures that are within a Continue reading

Fire West Of Craig

craig-fire-rescue-300There was a grass fire Sunday afternoon about 17 miles west of Craig. The fire burned approximately 16.5 acres of grass and Sage Brush. According to Moffat County Sheriff and Craig Fire and Rescue Chief KC Hume firefighters were able to control the fire before any Continue reading

Wildfire South Of Craig

RED FLAGCraig firefighters responded to a small wildfire just after noon Friday.  The fire was in sagebrush and grass about half a mile south of Craig on private land a quarter-mile west of Highway 13.  It was determined that the fire was caused by sparks created when a bird contacted a power line.  Continue reading

Man Rescued Out Of Yampa River

YAMPA RIVERA man was rescued Sunday afternoon in Steamboat, after he was stranded during a float trip on the Yampa River. Witnesses called authorities after they saw the man, who was not wearing a life jacket, hanging on a log near the “D-hole” area of the river. When they Continue reading

RV Explodes Near Steamboat

IMG_1857(2)A recreational vehicle exploded Tuesday at the Eagle Soaring RV Park 3 miles west of Steamboat. When emergency crews arrived they found the owner of the RV had been pulled from the vehicle. After assessing the situation, crews were able to extinguish the fire and keep it from spreading to adjacent vehicles. Two dogs Continue reading

Shooting West Of Craig

craig-fire-rescue-300One person was shot Friday night  at a house just west of Craig. According to a representative from Craig Fire and Rescue, the incident occurred around 9 Friday night, and the individual who was shot was transported by helicopter to St Continue reading