Tag Archives: fire

Crews Gain 25% Containment Of Mill Creek Fire

Crews made progress yesterday controlling the Mill Creek Fire burning 13 miles northeast of Hayden in Routt County. The fire grew from 270 to 452 acres.  As of last night crews had established a fire line Continue reading

UPDATE: Peekaboo Fire Now Estimated At 4,200 Acres

The Peekaboo fire, burning in a remote area on BLM land 50 miles west of Craig, which grew from 60 to 1,800 between Monday and Wednesday is being estimated at 4,200 acres as of Thursday morning. The fire is burning through pinion trees, grass and sagebrush on Peekaboo Ridge, west of Moffat County Road 10 and north of Highway 318. Both roads are open, but those planning Continue reading

Fireworks Responsible For Wildland Fire In Moffat County

Fireworks are believed to have been the cause of a small wildland fire 9 miles north of Craig near the end of Moffat County Road 18. The fire, reported just before 11 Sunday night, burned about one and a half acres. No structures or property were damaged in the blaze. Firefighters found remnants of fireworks on the roadway adjacent to the fire. The identity of the party responsible for causing the fire Continue reading

Help Prevent WYO Wildfires This 4th Of July

The BLM in Wyoming is asking for the public’s help in controlling wildfires this Fourth of July Weekend. Rising summer temperatures cause fuels like grass and shrubs to dry up, increasing the fire danger in the state. Fireworks and other explosives are Continue reading

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Instituted

Those planning travel for the fourth of July weekend to Garfield or Mesa Counties, should be aware that Stage 1 fire restrictions are now in place. The decision to institute the fire restrictions is based on vegetation water levels. Despite good snow pack this year, recent hot and dry weather in the area has resulted in high fire danger at lower elevations in Mesa and Grand Counties. Fire restrictions have not Continue reading

Firefighter Sustained 2nd Degree Burns

The situation that led to a firefighter being injured while battling the Temple Fire earlier this month, 23 miles southwest of Craig, is now clear. According to a report from the Northwest Continue reading

Dead Dog Fire 100% Contained, But Still Active

With the Dead Dog fire fully contained, crews are currently working on mop up operations in the area. While the mop up is taking place, interior flames, smoldering and dust devils of ash may still be present. Crews are working to completely put out the fire by either burning or Continue reading

Trailer Catches Fire North Of Craig

A flat-bed trailer carrying a backhoe caught fire Saturday evening on Highway 13, 9 miles north of Craig. The driver who was pulling the trailer, was able to get the backhoe off the trailer and had made progress controlling the blaze by the time Craig firefighters arrived on Continue reading

Congress Passes VA Accountability Bill

The VA Accountability and Whistle-blower Protection Act, a bill that would make it easier to discipline and fire Department of Veterans Affairs employees was passed last week by the US House of Representatives.  The legislation would make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to discipline or fire employees who do not provide Continue reading

UPDATE: Motorcycle VS Truck Accident

A collision on Moffat County Road 33 Thursday afternoon between a motorcycle and a truck resulted in minor injuries to the driver of the motorcycle. Officers believe the motorcycle rider, 49-year-old Turner Dupont, was traveling on the wrong side of the county road, about 5 miles south of Craig, which forced the 60- Continue reading

Dead Dog Fire 95% Contained

Crews made good progress again yesterday controlling the Dead Dog Fire, increasing containment from 60 to 95%. The fire has not grown significantly over the last couple of days and is estimated at just under 28 square miles. The majority of the fire, or 89% occurred on BLM lands, with only 9% Continue reading

High Speeds Contribute To Craig Roll-Over

A semi truck rolled over Wednesday afternoon on West First Street in Craig. The driver, 26-year-old Kalen Study of Casper, failed to navigate a turn when he lost control, sending his tractor-trailer into the ditch. Study was Continue reading