Windy 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
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A fire in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area is burning in steep and rough terrain, and is being fought from the air. A helicopter has been ordered to help fight the blaze. The South Fork Fire was estimated at Continue reading
The Moffat County Sheriff’s Office is battling a fire just south of Wapiti Peak near Maybell. Sheriff Tim Jantz says the blaze is about 200 acres. The fire’s containment status was unknown at the time, but Jantz said it appeared his crew had a good handle on it. It’s burning Continue reading
Many people are reporting smoke or haze in the area, and have expressed their concern that it may be from a nearby fire. According to Lynn Barclay with the Bureau of Land Management, there are no wildfires of a significant size in Colorado that could put that volume of smoke in the air. She stated what people are seeing is haze most likely coming from wildfires in Canada.
An Arson Investigation team was in Rio Blanco County over the weekend , to look into the suspicious structure fire which occurred Thursday at 23404 Rio Blanco County Road 5 in the rural Continue reading
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation Arson team is in Rio Blanco County today, to investigate a suspicious structure fire at 23404 Rio Blanco County Road 5 in the rural Piceance Creek area 45 miles southwest of Meeker. When Continue reading
Federal fire officials from the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit have responded to a 20-acre fire 25 miles north of Loma in remote steep terrain. The Barrel Springs Fire was discovered Continue reading
A tanker caught fire yesterday evening, closing westbound Interstate 70 near Gypsum for about an hour. Nobody was injured in the blaze. Just after 5 yesterday, 43-year-old Vincent Vanputten, of Commerce City, was driving a tractor-trailer loaded with gasoline, when the trailer blew a tire and Continue reading
Elections are taking place today for the Craig Fire Board. Those up for re-election are John Forgay, Chris Nichols and Tony Maneotis. Bruce Timberg is the contender. Voters will choose three names, and the names with the three highest numbers will get the seats. Voting takes place at the Craig Fire Station today from 7 to 7.