Tag Archives: lightning

Power Outage North of Craig

power-outage-300A small power outage has taken out about 31 customers north of Craig.  According to Yampa Valley Electric Association, the outage is due to lightning.  A bolt apparently hit a pole, breaking it, and taking out electricity to customers along Highway 13 north of Craig.  Crews are working on fixing the pole now, and power should be restored shortly.

Bitter Creek Fire Burns 700 Acres in Moffat County

craig-fire-rescue-300Firefighters from Craig and the BLM responded to a wildland fire Saturday southwest of Maybell. The Bitter Creek Fire consumed about 700 acres of private and BLM land before it was contained Saturday afternoon. The blaze was located near the Bitter Brush State Wildlife Area. Firefighters say it was sparked by lightning. No structures Continue reading

Two Wildland Fires Remain Uncontained In NW Colorado

fire season smallThis past weekend’s lightning resulted in 34 wildfires in Northwest Colorado. Only two of those blazes are uncontained. Fire crews are still working towards wrapping them up. Of the five fires reported yesterday Continue reading

Northwest Colorado Wildland Fires Mostly Contained

BEHRMAN-FIRE2-300Of the 20 wildland fires reported yesterday, three remain uncontained. The largest is the 87 acre Long Fire about 25 miles northwest of Meeker. It started on State land burned onto Bureau of Land Management land. Crews and equipment from the BLM, Rifle, Canyon City and the Continue reading

Lightning Strikes Cause Several Wildfires

WILDFIREA few wildland fires were started on Bureau of Land Management land yesterday, all caused by lightning. The Juniper Fire, 23 miles west of Craig off Moffat County Road 53, was contained last night at three acres. An air tanker dropped one load of retardant to slow the fire’s advance toward private land. There were four wildland Continue reading

Efforts Scaled Back on Ecklund Fire

Dinosaur-National-Monument-Due to minimal activity over the past two days, fire crews on the Ecklund Fire are beginning mop up and demobilization activities. The Ecklund Fire was reported just before dark on Saturday. Lightning was determined as the cause of the fire. Continue reading

Ecklund Fire Update

Eklund Fire AerialFire crews at Dinosaur National Monument continue suppression efforts on a lightning-caused fire in the Ecklund Draw area along the Green River’s Lodore Canyon.

The Ecklund Fire, located in Continue reading

Rim Rock Fire Rekindles

fire season smallFire fighters are suppressing the lightning caused Rim Rock Fire which started Wednesday and was declared controlled that evening on BLM land. The wildland fire rekindled Thursday afternoon and BLM crews Continue reading

Area Fires Update For Sunday

fire season smallWindy conditions yesterday, combined with lightning resulted in several new fires. The Elk Springs Fire on State, Bureau of Land Management, and private land started late yesterday afternoon. Aerial and ground resources responded to the incident; however difficult access, windy conditions, and receptive fuels are making firefighting efforts Continue reading

Alkali Fire 50% Contained

WILDFIREAs firefighters brought the 20,690-acre Alkali Fire burning 14 miles north of Maybell to 50 percent containment yesterday, other crews responded to numerous other starts.  Cloud cover Continue reading

Crews Battling Three Springs Fire

WILDFIREThe Three Springs Fire was reported to the Craig Interagency Dispatch Center last night around 7 p.m.  The lightning caused wildland fire is on private land four miles north of Highway 40 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