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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

New Fire Starts In Dinosaur National Monument

WILD FIREA lightning fire started Sunday about 25 miles west of Maybell. The 335 acre “Happy Hollow” fire is burning through trees and sage brush in Dinosaur National Monument. Nearly 100 firefighters are working in conjunction with air support to Continue reading

Car Catches Fire On Highway 40

craig-fire-rescue-300A vehicle caught fire Friday night, after striking a deer on Highway 40 about 13 miles west of Craig. The accident, which occurred around 11:30, caused issues with the engine resulting in it catching fire. The driver of the vehicle was Continue reading

Wildfire Near Moffat County Airport

WILD FIREThere was small wildfire on private property Friday afternoon, on Highway 394, near the Craig and Moffat County Airport. According to a representative from the Craig Fire Department, the fire started due to a Continue reading

Containment Of Beaver Creek Fire Increases

Beaver Creek FireCrews were able to increase control of the Beaver Creek Fire this week, bringing containment from 28 to 41%. Lower winds,temperatures and higher humidity continue to help crews in their efforts to control the blaze. Teams are still working on protecting structures that could be affected, and cutting and maintaining fire lines. They are also continuing to ignite spot fires to Continue reading

UPDATE: Wildfire West Of Craig Still Burning

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A wildfire which started yesterday afternoon on ranch property near Moffat County Road 90 west of Craig is still burning.  According to Craig Fire and Rescue Chief KC Hume, the lightning caused fire, has now moved to BLM managed lands. Crews have made progress fighting the fire which is expected to be fully Continue reading

Engine Fire Destroys Pickup Near Craig

IMG_0485The engine of a pickup pulling an empty horse trailer caught fire early Wednesday afternoon completely destroying the vehicle. The horse trailer was not damaged. The vehicle was traveling on Moffat County Road 35 about 3 miles south of the Moffat County Airport when the fire began. No one was Continue reading