Tag Archives: wildfire

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

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