Tag Archives: wildfire

Wyoming Fire Restrictions Lifted

The BLM has lifted the fire restrictions for all BLM administered lands in Sublette and Teton Counties. The restrictions were put in place to prevent wildfire events, and to help protect public safety due to the high fire danger. Due to cooling temperatures and increased moisture in the area, 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

Fire Closes Highway 40

A wildfire closed Highway 40 about 45 miles west of Craig for a little over an hour yesterday afternoon. Firefighters responded to the fire a little after five and were able to control the blaze enough to re-open the highway just before Continue reading

Fire Destroys Home South Of Steamboat

A barbecue grill is believed to have caused a fire that destroyed a home Friday, in the Whitecotton neighborhood south of Steamboat Springs. Routt County Sheriff representative Kurtis Luster, confirmed that the grill is believed to have been left on by the homeowners, who were not at the residence when the fire occurred.  Neighbors Continue reading

Help Prevent WYO Wildfires This 4th Of July

The BLM in Wyoming is asking for the public’s help in controlling wildfires this Fourth of July Weekend. Rising summer temperatures cause fuels like grass and shrubs to dry up, increasing the fire danger in the state. Fireworks and other explosives are Continue reading

Three Wildfires Burning In NW Colorado

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

Wildfire Grows To 4 Square Miles

The wildfire, which forced the closure of Highway 40 Tuesday afternoon near the Colorado Utah border, continued to grow yesterday, but crews were able to make progress controlling the blaze. A representative of the Uintah Basin Continue reading

0% Containment Of Fire That Closed Highway 40

A wildfire closed highway 40 for a period of time Tuesday afternoon near the Colorado-Utah border.  A 25 mile stretch of the highway was closed for about 2 hours starting around 4:30 to assist crews with fire suppression efforts, not because of Continue reading

Two Fires Ignite Near Rifle In 72 Hours

Smoke may still be visible from a wildfire that started Monday night southeast of Rifle. The fire was the result of a controlled burn on private property that flared up, threatening a home and barn and burning approximately 22 acres of land. Crews were able to save both buildings. As of Continue reading

UPDATE: Fire In Rio Blanco County 40% Contained

A private burn resulted in a wildfire Tuesday afternoon in Rio Blanco County. The fire, which occurred on Rio Blanco County Road 8 near Buford, was moving towards buildings on the property when crews arrived.  Fortunately, firefighters Continue reading

Donate To Help CO Farmers Hit By Wildfire

The Colorado Cattlemen’s Association is asking for donations to help farmers hit by the massive grass fire which started Monday in Logan County in Northeastern Colorado. The Continue reading

Wildfire Season Winding Down

Wildfires-300Fire season is winding down in Northwest Colorado. Crews have been battling several fires for an extended period of time and now have them mostly under control. The Beaver Creek Fire burning 24 miles north of Walden, has had limited growth over the past month and is estimated at just Continue reading