Tag Archives: Flat Tops

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

Lightning Starts New Fire In The Flat Tops

Lightning ignited another fire in the Flat Tops just below Crater Lake, 10 miles southeast of Buford.  The fire, which was reported yesterday, is burning in a remote area on a steep slope, presenting a danger to firefighters. Due to the fire’s location Continue reading

UPDATE: New Fire Starts, 3 Others Continue To Burn

Lightning ignited another fire in Northwest Colorado over the weekend near Maybell. The Pine Tree Fire was reported Saturday and as of Monday morning, had consumed more than 4,400 acres and was 0% contained.  The fire has 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

New Fire In The Flat Tops

A lightning started fire is burning in the Flat Tops Wilderness near Trapper Lake, 46 miles east of Meeker. The fire was reported Friday, but due to smoke from other wildfires in the area, crews were not able to Continue reading

UPDATE: Teenager Who Died After Fall Identified

 A 17-year-old male from Rifle died Sunday afternoon after falling off a cliff in the Flat Tops in Garfield County, near the Rio Blanco County line. The teen, who has been identified as Zachary Collett, was with his girlfriend at the time of the accident. The initial report indicated that Collett had fallen Continue reading

One Dies In Avalanche

Two men were caught in an avalanche yesterday in the Flat Tops in northwest Garfield County. One of the men was not injured or trapped in the avalanche.  He was able to locate his companion, who had tragically died.  He then requested Continue reading

High Avalanche Danger This Weekend

There will be considerable avalanche danger this weekend due to the heavy snowfall over the past few weeks, most notably in the Steamboat and Flat Tops areas. 12 to 16 inches of snow has fallen in the last 24 hours in areas of North Continue reading

Avalanche Danger High

Avalanche danger is high in the Steamboat and Flat Tops areas due to the heavy snowfall over the past week. The 2 to 3 feet of new snow and strong winds in the area, have created the avalanche conditions. Visitors to the area on Continue reading

Steamboat And Flat Tops Avalanche Danger Elevated

AVALANCHE WARNINGThe heavy snowfall and high winds in the mountains over the past 24 hours and the likelihood of more snow and gusty winds today has raised the avalanche danger for areas around Steamboat Springs and the Flat Tops. The Colorado Avalanche Continue reading

Avalanche Danger Rises

AVALANCHE WARNINGThe avalanche danger in the Steamboat & Flat Tops Zone has been raised to considerable today and wind slab avalanches have been added back to the problem list. The danger has Continue reading