RBC I Lightning started the Powell and Little Duck fires in Rio Blanco County last week, burning more than 1,600 acres before monsoon rains helped more than 200 firefighters and a Type II fire management […]
RBC I Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs) are authorized and defined by the Health Forests Restoration Act (HFRA) passed by Congress in 2003. A CWPP is a community plan that brings together diverse local interests […]
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 […]
RBC | Fire officials were busy again today with fires that erupted from thunderstorms moving through northwest Colorado. Reports of 12 wildland fires were confirmed; nine in western Moffat County and three in Rio Blanco […]
RANGELY | Fire managers determined the lightning-caused Twin Buttes Fire is 240 acres. Fire activity is low with smoldering in grass and brush and no growth yesterday.
MEEKER – The Indian Valley Fire was mapped with a Global Positioning Unit this afternoon and is 322 acres. The main fire activity today was smoldering in grass and brush and occasional torching of isolated […]
RANGELY – The Rough Fire is 340 acres and 70 percent contained. Full containment is expected by tomorrow evening.
RANGELY – The 250 acre Rough Fire was reported Friday afternoon following thunder and lightning storms. It is burning on Bureau of Land Management public lands, 20 miles northeast of Rangely, in pinyon and juniper […]
The Meadow Creek Fire continues to burn in the upper reaches of Main Elk Creek, approximately 8 miles northwest of New Castle.
RBC I Since Aug. 19, there have been four wildland fires in Rio Blanco County that the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit has responded to.
Thursday’s lightning storm caused 37 fires in the Northwest Colorado Fire Management unit last Friday and Saturday, the largest became the Mellen fire across the road from Dinosaur National Monument headquarters.
RANGELY I Last week’s Spring Creek fire, which burned 1,349 acres, all in Rio Blanco County, was caused by a human act. “We have determined it was a human cause,” said Lynn Barclay, fire mitigation/education […]