Tag Archives: Red

Big Red Fire Continues To Burn

While crews were able to gain full containment of the Pine Tree and Deep Creek fires in Northwest Colorado this week, crews have not been able to increase containment of the Big Red Fire, burning 5 miles south of the Wyoming state line in Routt County, Continue reading

Big Red Fire Bigger Than Previously Thought

Crews have determined the Big Red Fire in north Routt County is larger than previously estimated after a helicopter flight over the fire last night found the blaze had burned 530 acres. Firefighters continue to cut fire lines and monitor the fire. Private land near Big Red Continue reading

Big Red Fire Grows, Roads Closed

The lightning started Big Red Fire burning in North Routt County, increased in size over the weekend, growing to over 50 acres. Due to the growth, fire crews have shifted from monitoring the fires location, to cutting fire lines to limit its expansion. The change in tactics was also required because the fire is now putting a Forest Service timber sale and private land south Continue reading

Forest Road Closed In North Routt County

Forest Road 500 in North Routt County is now closed to allow culverts in the area to be replaced. Nearly five miles of the road near Little Red Park will be fully closed for two weeks while the work is taking place. Non-motorized access to the surrounding forest will still be available and recreation sites outside of the closure area will remain open. Those traveling through the National Continue reading

Red Flag Warning Through Saturday

Due to warm and dry conditions in the area, a Red Flag Fire Warning is in effect for much of Northwest Colorado through tomorrow night. With gusty winds up to 40 mph and low humidity, there is the potential for any fire to Continue reading