Tag Archives: wildfire

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

Firefighters Battling 20,000 Acre Blaze North of Maybell

fire-1-300Crews are battling a wildfire that has scorched thousands of acres in northwest Colorado.  Lynn Barclay with the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit says the Alkali Fire was reported north of Maybell at about 2:30 Continue reading

FEMA Reminds Residents to be Prepared for Wild Fires

FEMA-250This month marks two key wildfire anniversaries which serve as an important reminder that families need to take proactive steps to protect themselves and their property against wildfires. July 6th was the 20th anniversary of the South Canyon Wildfire near Glenwood, during which 14 firefighters Continue reading

Vernal Fire Consumes Three Structures

WILDFIREAuthorities say a 5-square-mile wildfire north of Vernal has burned three structures but is now 25 percent contained.  Utah fire officials say they continued putting a perimeter around Continue reading

Wildfire Risk Reduction Grants Available

CDNRThe Colorado Department of Natural Resources is accepting applications for a third round of awards under the Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant Program. This phase will provide $3.5 million to reduce the risk of wildfire in areas where human development and forested lands overlap, Continue reading

Tipton Chairs Committee Meeting on Management of Transmission Lines on Federal Land

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Yesterday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) chaired a House Natural Resources oversight hearing to highlight the need to proactively and consistently manage hazardous conditions around transmission lines on public lands in order to better prevent catastrophic wildfire and blackouts, and keep utility costs low for ratepayers.  During the hearing, Tipton questioned the witnesses on Continue reading