Tag Archives: North Routt

Big Red Fire, 0% Contained

The Big Red Fire, burning 5 miles south of the Wyoming state line near Clark in North Routt county, has grown from 530 to nearly 600 acres and is zero percent contained.  Crews are focusing their efforts on protecting private property in the area by cutting fire lines. Warm and dry weather is Continue reading

Smoke May Be Visible From “Big Red Fire”

Smoke from the fire that started Saturday in North Routt County may still be visible through the weekend. The Big Red Fire, which is burning in an area of beetle kill timber near Clark, is now estimated at 8 acres. The U.S. Forest Service is monitoring the lightning started fire and will begin Continue reading

Wildfire Ignites In Routt County

A wildfire ignited Saturday afternoon in the Big Red Park area, ten miles north of Clark in Routt County. The fire is burning on steep terrain  in beetle killed timber, near the area of the “500 Fire” which occurred a couple of years ago. No structures are currently threatened by the blaze. Due to the location, the Forest Service is monitoring the Continue reading

Fireworks Cause Fire and Explosion North Of Steamboat

A smoke device lit to limit mosquitoes near a camping area late Sunday afternoon lead to a fire and explosions. The situation on Routt County Road 52E about 5 miles north of Steamboat began when a man at the camp was burned by the smoke device and instinctively threw it. The device landed inside an enclosed trailer. The trailer contained several boxes of fireworks, which ignited and began Continue reading