The BLM reported Saturday night that firefighter were working three fires under Red Flag conditions in northwestern Colorado. More than 40 firefighters, five engines, four heavy air tankers, six single engine air tankers, and a helicopter were working the 500-acre Hunter Fire about 20 miles southwest of Meeker. Smoke from this fire was visible from the Colorado River Continue reading
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A Red Flag Warning has been issued today for the Beaver Creek Fire area. A red flag warning is a forecast issued by the National Weather Service to inform area firefighting and land management agencies that conditions are ideal for wildland fire combustion, and rapid spread. When humidity is very low, and especially when there are high or erratic winds, the Red Flag Warning becomes a critical statement for firefighting Continue reading
A Red Flag Warning is in effect Saturday and Sunday for most of Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties. With gusty winds, low humidity and dry conditions fire could spread and get out of control rapidly. Those that see signs of smoke should report it immediately to local Continue reading
Wildfires season in here. A number of brush fires have occurred around Craig in the past week. Due to hot and dry conditions in the area, a Red Flag Warning is in effect Tuesday for much of Northwest Colorado. With gusty winds of 25 mph and low humidity, there is a potential for fire to Continue reading
Craig firefighters responded to a small wildfire just after noon Friday. The fire was in sagebrush and grass about half a mile south of Craig on private land a quarter-mile west of Highway 13. It was determined that the fire was caused by sparks created when a bird contacted a power line. Continue reading
A Red Flag Warning is in effect today for Northwest Colorado and South Central Wyoming. With gusty winds, low humidity and dry conditions forecast, there is potential for rapid fire spread should a wildfire get started As a result of the Red Flag Warning, your are encouraged to take Continue reading
The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a Red Flag Warning for Moffat and Rio Blanco counties in effect from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. today (Monday). The Warning is due to gusty winds, low humidity and dry fuels. Winds out of the west are expected to gust up to 35 miles per hour. The combination of forecasted conditions creates the potential for rapid fire growth upon ignition and contributes to extreme fire behavior. Please refrain from using fire outdoors this afternoon and evening.