Tag Archives: wildland fire

Bitter Creek Fire Burns 700 Acres in Moffat County

craig-fire-rescue-300Firefighters from Craig and the BLM responded to a wildland fire Saturday southwest of Maybell. The Bitter Creek Fire consumed about 700 acres of private and BLM land before it was contained Saturday afternoon. The blaze was located near the Bitter Brush State Wildlife Area. Firefighters say it was sparked by lightning. No structures Continue reading

Two Wildland Fires Remain Uncontained In NW Colorado

fire season smallThis past weekend’s lightning resulted in 34 wildfires in Northwest Colorado. Only two of those blazes are uncontained. Fire crews are still working towards wrapping them up. Of the five fires reported yesterday Continue reading

Northwest Colorado Wildland Fires Mostly Contained

BEHRMAN-FIRE2-300Of the 20 wildland fires reported yesterday, three remain uncontained. The largest is the 87 acre Long Fire about 25 miles northwest of Meeker. It started on State land burned onto Bureau of Land Management land. Crews and equipment from the BLM, Rifle, Canyon City and the Continue reading

Lightning Sparks More Wildfires in Northwest Colorado

WILDFIREOnce again wildland fire crews in Northwest Colorado responded to lightning caused fires Thursday afternoon in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties on BLM land. The two incidents in Rio Blanco County were both contained at one tenth acre. The Taylor Fire occurred nine miles east of Rangely and the Pipes Fire was 20 miles Continue reading

BLM to Conduct Burns in Mule Creek Next Week

controlled-burns-300The Bureau of Land Management Kremmling Field Office is planning to burn slash piles of lodgepole pine next week. Fire personnel will burn slash piles when snow is three inches or more on the ground and the chance of fire Continue reading

Slash Pile Burns Cancelled

controlled-burns-300The Bureau of Land Management Kremmling Field Office has cancelled their plans to burn slash piles of lodgepole pine today. Two burns were planned today, the first on Independence Mountain, about 15 miles northwest of Walden, Continue reading

Firefighters Trained, Ready for Fire Season

fire-fighter-training-800The Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit is fully staffed and prepared for wildland fire response. New fire recruits as well as returning firefighters have been training and refurbishing equipment since Continue reading

Steamboat Firefighters to Train Next Week

STEAMBOAT FIRE RESCUESteamboat Springs Fire Rescue will be conducting live wildland fire training exercises over the course of the next week on Mile Run at Howelsen Hill. The dates for the trainings will be May 24th, 27th and 30th, weather conditions permitting. Small piles will be built and burned to allow firefighters to Continue reading