Tag Archives: fire

Wildfire West Of Steamboat

An intentionally set fire yesterday afternoon got out of control near Routt County Road 44 west of Steamboat. Wind drove the fire to a grassy area, burning approximately 2 acres before being extinguished. The fire threatened Continue reading

Brush-Fire Threatens Vehicles And Structures

A brush-fire ignited on private property Tuesday afternoon off of Rio Blanco County Road 7, near Strawberry Creek. The fire, which is believed to have been human caused, threatened structures and vehicles Continue reading

Crews Increase Containment Of MOCO Fire

Cool temperatures and less wind this week has allowed crews to increase containment of the Winter Valley Fire, which ignited last week south of Elk Springs, increasing Continue reading

Fire Closes Highway 13

Highway 13 was closed 24 miles south of Craig Sunday afternoon, due to poor visibility caused by a wildfire. Firefighters responded just before 12:30 and had the 4 acre fire, Continue reading

UPDATE: Winter Valley Fire 70% Contained

The Winter Valley Fire, which ignited Thursday south of Elk Springs, continued to grow over the weekend, increasing from 6,400 acres to 7,800 acres. Rain and cool Continue reading

Near Head On Accident On Highway 40

Two people were injured in a near head on collision outside of the McDonalds in Craig yesterday afternoon. A female driver, who was leaving McDonalds, failed to see a vehicle traveling east, resulting in the vehicles colliding around 3. Airbags deployed in the vehicle that was hit and the Continue reading

UPDATE: Highway 40 Reopened, Fire Over 8 Square Miles

Highway 40 was closed from 2 in the afternoon Thursday to around 10 in the morning Friday between Maybell and Dinosaur, due to the Winter Valley Fire, which ignited Thursday south of Elk Springs. The fire, which was thought to be around 10 to 15 acres as of noon, had expanded to Continue reading

Multiple Fires Over The Weekend

Three fires occurred over the weekend in Moffat County. A house caught fire Saturday afternoon on Sequoia Street in Shadow Mountain. It took crews several hours to extinguish the blaze. The building was a total loss. Firefighters also responded to two wildfires, one north and the other west of Craig. The Continue reading

Big Red Fire Continues To Burn

While crews were able to gain full containment of the Pine Tree and Deep Creek fires in Northwest Colorado this week, crews have not been able to increase containment of the Big Red Fire, burning 5 miles south of the Wyoming state line in Routt County, Continue reading

Use Fire Safety When In The Back Country

With wildfires burning across Northwest Colorado and hunting and fall color viewing season on the horizon, the public is being reminded to use good fire safety practices while out in the back country. The potential for a wildfire Continue reading

UPDATE: Local Fires 100% Contained

The Deep Creek Fire is now 100% contained. The lightning started fire ignited earlier this month, 9 miles northeast of Hayden. Crews will continue to the monitor the 4,000 acre blaze and will conduct mop up operations where needed. During a drone flight Tuesday, crews found what may be a coal Continue reading

Full Containment Of Himes Peak Fire

The Himes Peak Fire, which was ignited by lightning a little less than a week ago in the Flat Tops, 46 miles east of Meeker, is now 100% contained. During suppression efforts, crews were Continue reading