Tag Archives: wildfire

Silver Creek Fire Triples In Size

FireA meeting will take place Wednesday evening to allow the Silver Creek Fire Management Team to provide information on the fire. The meeting will be held at the Stagecoach fire station beginning at 6:30. The Silver Creek Fire, burning four miles south of Stage Coach Reservoir, in the Sarvis Creek Wilderness area in the Routt National Forest increased to 25 acres yesterday. Crews are giving special attention to structures Continue reading

Wildfire Near Moffat County Airport

WILD FIREThere was small wildfire on private property Friday afternoon, on Highway 394, near the Craig and Moffat County Airport. According to a representative from the Craig Fire Department, the fire started due to a Continue reading

UPDATE: Wildfire West Of Craig Still Burning

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A wildfire which started yesterday afternoon on ranch property near Moffat County Road 90 west of Craig is still burning.  According to Craig Fire and Rescue Chief KC Hume, the lightning caused fire, has now moved to BLM managed lands. Crews have made progress fighting the fire which is expected to be fully Continue reading

Wildfires Danger High

WILD FIREIn Northwest Colorado the Blair Mountain fire 20 miles west of Meeker remains at 5 acres. The Beaver Creek Fire north of Walden remains at 13,000. If you live in those areas or near any area that could be affected by wildfire it’s important to take steps to defend against the possibility of fire. The Federal Aviation Administration reminds drone operators that flying a drone near a wildfire is illegal. If you are caught operating a drone around a wildfire you will be subject to up to $27,500 in fines, and might face criminal prosecution.or additional information about fires, fireworks and events go to KRAI.COM.

Beaver Creek Fire Threatens 40 Home Sites

WILD FIREThe Beaver Creek Fire remained active overnight Saturday and early Sunday in pockets of unburned fuels in the interior of the fire. Firefighters mopped up smoldering vegetation near structures and continued to prepare structures further in advance of the fire. Fire crews remain diligent attacking spot fires and constructing firelines Continue reading

UPDATE: Wildfire Advisories Issued For NW Colorado

Wildfires-300Due to winds and low humidity the National Weather Service has instituted warnings for Northwest Colorado related to wildfires. A red flag warning is in effect Thursday for the Little Snake and White River forest areas, which means Continue reading

BLM to Burn Slash Piles North of Steamboat

controlled-burns-300The Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office plans to begin burning slash piles 21 miles north of Steamboat tomorrow. The slash piles were generated as a hazardous fuels reduction project completed in 2013. The project reduced the threat of wildfire to the Willow Creek Continue reading

Fire danger high in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties

fire-danger-high-signFire officials are reminding hunters and recreationists to be careful when using fire outdoors. With the end of the growing season and lack of recent rain vegetation is extremely dry and ready to burn.  Recent wildland fires have been human-caused by faulty equipment and one roadside fire Continue reading

Friday Fire North Of Craig

IMG_5547 IMG_5531A wildfire next to Highway 13, twelve miles north of Craig was quickly extinguished late Friday morning. The fire was believed to have been caused by sparks from a flat tire. The BLM, Moffat County Sheriff’s Department and the Craig Fire Department responded and contained the blaze to around a half acre. Photos from the fire courtesy of Doug Slaight.

Grand County Fire Sparked by Target Shooting

grand county sheriffA more than 500 acre wildfire in Grand County was sparked by target practice at a shooting range. That’s according to Grand County deputies, who say the blaze started at around noon yesterday at the Byers Canyon Shooting Range. As of yesterday evening, the fire had burned about 568 acres. There have been no Continue reading

Number Of Wildland Fires Swell In Northwest Colorado

fire season smallOf the 20 fires reported since Friday, 13 are now contained. Fire fighters worked throughout the weekend to gain the upper hand on the fires that were mostly lightning caused. Today crews will continue to assist Continue reading

Area Fires Update For Sunday

fire season smallWindy conditions yesterday, combined with lightning resulted in several new fires. The Elk Springs Fire on State, Bureau of Land Management, and private land started late yesterday afternoon. Aerial and ground resources responded to the incident; however difficult access, windy conditions, and receptive fuels are making firefighting efforts Continue reading