Tag Archives: lightning

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

Fire Managers Battle Several Lightning Sparked Fires

WILDFIREThe Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit responded to eight lightning caused wildland fires in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties yesterday late afternoon.  In Moffat County, the Continue reading

Routt County Offers Thunderstorm Safety Tips

lightning-300The Routt County Office of Emergency Management has issued a list of myths and facts when it comes to thunderstorms in Northwest Colorado.  Thunderstorms can be dangerous due to lightning strikes, strong wind and the possibility of flash floods.  Along with the myths and facts about lightning, the Office offers tips on being prepared for Continue reading