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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

Body Found During Fire Investigation

The Sweetwater County Sheriffs Office is investigating the circumstances that lead to the death of Sweetwater County resident Mary Whitfield. Emergency crews responded to a fire at the 54 year old’s home Friday afternoon, when her body was discovered. By the time crews had arrived on the scene, the fire had self extinguished. Investigators Continue reading

Craig Taco Bell Fills With Smoke

taco-bell-fireFire fighters were called to the Craig Taco Bell around 7:15 Monday night after the restaurant filled with smoke.  The cause of the smoke was determined to have been the result of a problem with the heating system.  The restaurant manager said that a belt that drove Continue reading

Blair Mountain Fire West Of Meeker

WILD FIREFirefighters are managing the 5-acre, lightning-ignited Blair Mountain Fire 20 miles west of Meeker to reduce hazardous fuels and to benefit ecosystem health. About 25 firefighters are working to secure the west flank of the fire while allowing it to continue burning to the east, where it will help open the dense stands of pinyon and juniper. This will increase forest diversity and benefit Continue reading

Family Pets Die In Steamboat Home Fire

STEAMBOAT-FIRE-RESCUE-150x150The Steamboat fire department was also called to a home fire at 1345 Blue Spruce Court late Saturday night. They found the residence to full of heavy smoke which was coming from the basement. The source of the smoke was a smoldering couch, which was quickly extinguished. The ceiling above the couch was pulled down to ensure that the fire had Continue reading

Craig Station Fire Call

12476478_1085846898115750_1285612792_nThe Craig Fire Department was called to the Craig Station early Tuesday morning after a worker reported smoke in a coal unloading building. The source of the smoke was found to not be from a fire, but from smoldering coal dust and insulation in the ceiling. It was determined that the Continue reading

Firefighters Respond To Smoke At Columbine Apartments

craig-fire-rescue-300Craig firefighters responded to a fire call shortly after noon Sunday at the Columbine Apartments west of Craig. A resident of Columbine heard a smoke detector alarm and smelled smoke from outside of an apartment. When firefighters arrived they determined that there was no fire, but there was a lot of smoke Continue reading

Area Air Quality Improving

downloadFollowing a week of smoky and hazy conditions that have even set off smoke detectors, conditions for our area are expected to begin clearing today. The Air Quality Index (or AQI) for much of Northwest Colorado has been updated from “unhealthy” to “moderate”. Moderate air quality is defined as acceptable; however, there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually Continue reading

Red Flag Warning In Effect Today

RED FLAGA 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

Smoke And Haze Brings Air Quality Concerns

downloadFor a third day smoke and haze are expected. The haze hanging over our area is not due to local fires, but is the result of the number of large fires across the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies. The Air Quality Index (or AQI) for much of Northwest Colorado is in the “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” range. The AQI is an index for reporting daily air quality. It tells you how clean or polluted your air Continue reading

Smoke And Haze Blanket The Area

smoke 310The smoke and haze hanging over our area is not due to local fires. A haze is being caused the number of large fires across the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies. The U.S. Forest Service has identified over 80 large fires across the lower 48 states, mostly in 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