In 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.
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The 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
Due 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
The 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 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
A 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.
A 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
Of 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
Windy 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
Crews 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
This 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