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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

Wildfire Burning Near Encampment

The Bureau of Land Management High Desert District and the Encampment Fire Department are fighting a wildfire approximately 1 mile southeast of Encampment. The cause of the nearly 200 acre blaze is currently under 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

Fire Near Elkhead

craig-fire-rescue-300There was a small fire on Moffat County Road 29 near Elkhead Reservoir around five last night. The fire started due to heat from a swather that was being used during a haying operation. According to Moffat County Sheriff KC Hume, it took the Moffat County Fire Department about half Continue reading

Crews Battling Fire in Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur-National-Monument-Fire crews at Dinosaur National Monument are fighting a lightning-caused fire in the Ecklund Draw area along Lodore Canyon. The fire was reported just before dark on Saturday, and has since grown to 400 acres. It is burning mostly Continue reading

Lightning Sparks Several Wildfires in Northwest Colorado

fire-fighter-1-300Wednesday’s thunderstorms produced lightning that ignited seven confirmed wildland fires in Moffat, Rio Blanco and Jackson counties. The largest of the new incidents is the Key Fire at 252 acres, primarily on private land with a small portion on BLM land about 27 miles southwest of Maybell. The blaze Continue reading