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Fire Ignites Near Elkhead

A bird on a power line caused a small fire near Elkhead Reservoir Wednesday. Craig firefighters responded to the two acre blaze around 4 in the afternoon and had the fire extinguished in about an hour. According to Craig Fire and Rescue Captain Kevin Continue reading

Peekaboo Fire Nearly Doubles In Size

The Peekaboo Fire continued its rapid expansion yesterday, growing from 4,200 acres to an estimated 8,000 acres as of last night. The rapid growth forced the closure of Highway 318 between Maybell and the Utah border last night for approximately an hour. It’s possible the highway and Moffat County Road 10N will be closed again while the fire suppression efforts take effect. Anyone planning travel in the area should be prepared for closures.  Multiple ranch structures, Continue reading