Tag Archives: Fires

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: Three Fires Still Burning In Northwest Colorado

Firefighters limited the growth of the Himes Peek fire, burning in the Flat Tops 46 miles east of Meeker Thursday, keeping the blaze at an estimated 100 acres. Crews, who are working to extinguish the lightning started fire as fast as possible, also increased containment to 25%. The Continue reading

Prepare For Floods And Fires

This week has been declared Flood Safety and Wildfire Awareness week in Colorado by Governor John Hickenlooper. This is a good time for residents to learn about flood and wildfire risks in Colorado, and to make a plan on what to do in the event that a fire or flood occurs. 64 counties in Colorado and more than 250 cities and towns with a population of Continue reading

Bullet Fires Off In Craig Home

CRAIG-POLICE-BADGE-300A .22 bullet was ignited and fired off in a house on Country Club drive in Craig at around 11 Monday morning. The bullet was sitting on a counter next to a hair straightener that was turned on. According to Bill Leonard from the Craig Police Continue reading

Call Before You Burn

controlled-burns-300Those planning agricultural burns in Northwest Colorado are asked to provide a courtesy call to emergency officials before beginning the burning process. Agricultural burning is the open burning of cover vegetation for the purpose of preparing the soil for crop production, weed control, maintenance of water conveyance structures related to agricultural operations and any other agricultural cultivation purposes.  Before you start agricultural burns in Routt Continue reading

Area Air Quality Improving

downloadFollowing a week of smoky and hazy conditions that have even set off smoke detectors, conditions for our area are expected to begin clearing today. The Air Quality Index (or AQI) for much of Northwest Colorado has been updated from “unhealthy” to “moderate”. Moderate air quality is defined as acceptable; however, there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually Continue reading

Smoke And Haze Blanket The Area

smoke 310The smoke and haze hanging over our area is not due to local fires. A haze is being caused the number of large fires across the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies. The U.S. Forest Service has identified over 80 large fires across the lower 48 states, mostly in Continue reading

Number Of Wildland Fires Swell In Northwest Colorado

fire season smallOf the 20 fires reported since Friday, 13 are now contained. Fire fighters worked throughout the weekend to gain the upper hand on the fires that were mostly lightning caused. Today crews will continue to assist Continue reading

Elk Springs Fire Concerns

fire-1-300The approximately 300 acre Elk Springs Fire was reported yesterday afternoon and is being managed under a Unified Command over Bureau of Land Management, State, and private lands. It is burning in grass, sage, pinion and juniper about 1 ½ mile south of Highway 40, southeast of Elk Springs. The main concern for this fire is Continue reading