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 specialist for the Bureau of Land Management office in Craig and public information officer for
RANGELY | Despite high winds with gusts of 26 mph today, crews working the Spring Creek Fire were able to hold the line.
RANGELY | Higher relative humidities and cloud cover helped subdue fire activity today.
RBC — Saturday night’s fire shut down the county’s only pharmacy.
Undersheriff: Fire damaged 500 acres but was not set intentionally MEEKER — Travis Adams of Meeker has been charged with starting a trash fire last Friday that damaged 500 acres just northeast of town and took firefighters more than four hours to contain.
RANGELY — It pains Vicky Reeves every time she drives by the remains of the Cowboy Corral Restaurant.
Owners planned to re-open Oct. 1 RANGELY — Vicky Reeves, owner of Cowboy Corral, the Rangely restaurant that burned down late last week, has plenty of questions. Including what started the early morning fire Sept. 19 that destroyed the long-time local restaurant.
MEEKER — The Bureau of Land Management and Colorado Division of Wildlife are planning a 766-acre prescribed burn to improve wildlife habitat in the Oak Ridge State Wildlife Area near Meeker this month.