Oak Ridge prescribed burn planned near Meeker in Sept.

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.

Cigarette may have sparked house fire

MEEKER — Though no exact cause is known for a fatal house fire June 2, evidence suggests it could have been a burning cigarette.

Area fire contained, 668 acres burned

RBC — More thunderstorms moved through northwest Colorado during the weekend, bringing with them lightning and some precipitation. Northwest Colorado Fire Management crews worked to contain fires in Rio Blanco and Moffat Counties and wrapped up a couple fires left over from the previous day. The Moffat County Sheriff’s Department