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Fire In Dinosaur Grows, Crews Gain Control

Dinosaur National Monument QuarryDry conditions and warm temperatures caused the fire in Dinosaur National Monument near Yampa Bench Road to expand yesterday, but crews were able to make progress in controlling the blaze. According to a park representative, as of yesterday afternoon, the fire was close to 800 Continue reading

Lightning Fire In Dinosaur National Park

Dinosaur National Monument QuarryCrews are working to combat a fire that began Friday in Dinosaur National Monument north of Yampa Bench Road. The fire started from a lightning strike. Aircraft are working in conjunction with ground crews to suppress the fire through the air. Conditions are expected to be hot Continue reading

Beaver Creek Fire Expected To Expand This Week

FireBeaver Creek Fire Crews experienced some relief in the past week with wetter and cooler weather conditions, which helped to limit the fires growth. However, warmer temperatures, higher winds and low humidity returned to the area yesterday, causing increased activity. These conditions are projected for most of the week which will Continue reading

Fire Near Elkhead

craig-fire-rescue-300There was a small fire on Moffat County Road 29 near Elkhead Reservoir around five last night. The fire started due to heat from a swather that was being used during a haying operation. According to Moffat County Sheriff KC Hume, it took the Moffat County Fire Department about half Continue reading

Crews Continue To Fight Area Wildfires

Wildfires-300Beaver Creek fire Crews will get some relief this week with low temperatures and higher humidity expected. The fire burning 50 miles northeast of Steamboat Springs and 24 miles north of Walden is now over 26,000 acres. Crews continue to protect structures in the area, and create and Continue reading

Blair Mountain Fire 70% Contained

WILD FIREDespite the red flag fire conditions this weekend, crews were able to make significant progress in containing the Blair Mountain Fire burning 20 miles west of Meeker. The fire, which covers over 1,000 Continue reading

Blair Mountain Fire Nearly Doubles In Size

WILD FIREThe Blair Mountain Fire burning 20 miles west of Meeker is now at 916 acres, nearly doubling in size over the last few days. The fire, which started due to a lightning strike late last month, was being managed in a way that reduces hazardous fuels and Continue reading

Beaver Creek Fire Won’t Be Contained Until October

FireThe Beaver Creek Fire continues to expand due to warm temperatures dry winds and low humidity, and is now approaching 22,000 acres. Crews continue to protect structures in the area and create and maintain fire lines. According to a fire representative the fire not expected to Continue reading

Blair Mountain Fire West Of Meeker At 500 Acres

WILD FIREThe Blair Mountain Fire that started due to a lightning strike late last month is still burning 20 miles west of Meeker. The fire is now at 500 acres, but according to a representative from the BLM, it is still being managed in a Continue reading

Fire Reignites West Of Craig

craig-fire-rescue-300The Craig Fire Department responded to a property on Hill Drive west of Craig Tuesday afternoon. where they found a pile of manure that was smoldering. The manure pile had previously been involved in a fire. The crew was able to quickly control the situation. Firefighters believe the fire rekindled due to high Continue reading

Home Fire Tuesday Afternoon

fire July 12 2016 DA fire at a home at 95 South Mack Lane sent Craig firefighters into action around 2:30 Tuesday afternoon. The fire began outside the home burning sections of the siding, eves and roof.  The fire did encroach into the space between the ceiling and the roof , which required firefighters to tear down a part of the ceiling inside the home to extinguish the fire Continue reading

Beaver Creek Fire Moves Into Wyoming

FireThe Beaver Creek Fire that is burning North West of Walden has made its way across the Wyoming state line. The fire that began June 19th has now reached about a mile into the state. Crews are still focusing their efforts on protecting structures in the area, and creating and maintaining fire lines. The Beaver Continue reading