RBC | Numerous smoke reports called into the Craig Interagency Fire Dispatch Center this afternoon were the result of fires in Utah and Wyoming. Smoke was carried from these incidents across northwest Colorado causing hazy air conditions and raising concerns from the public.
The Augusi Fire is two miles west of the Colorado border in Utah. The one hundred fifty-one acre fire started Aug. 26 and is in monitor status. People in western Rio Blanco County reported they saw smoke this afternoon as high winds kicked up fire activity on that incident. One engine is assigned.
The Deep Creek prescribed fire is about 1,000 acres and located twelve miles northeast of Baggs, Wyo. A storm passing over the fire caused erratic fire behavior and increased the fire activity. A second fire in Wyoming is 1,200 acres and is 18 miles north of Kemmerer.
A red flag warning has been in effect across of much of Colorado today due to high winds and low relative humidity. There are no wildland fires burning in northwest Colorado.