On Tuesday, Sept. 26 at approximately 2 p.m., Rio Blanco County Communications Center received a call of a brush fire approximately mile marker 4 on County Road 7 (Strawberry Creek). The fire was moving rapidly […]
High winds are contributing to a fast-growing wildfire in near Elk Springs west of Maybell. Hwy. 40 is closed and mandatory evacuations are in place for Deerlodge Park. A Type 3 fire team has been […]
RBC | A Multi Mission Aircraft surveying the Himes Peak Fire on Sunday estimated it at 112 acres. Firefighters have contained 85 percent of the perimeter and have plumbed it with hose to facilitate “mop […]
MEEKER | A multi-mission aircraft conducted an infrared survey of the Himes Peak Fire 46 miles east of Meeker in the Flat Tops Wilderness on Thursday and found an active heat perimeter of approximately 94 […]
RBC I Stage 1 fire restrictions are in effect for the White River National Forest, Bureau of Land Management-administered lands, unincorporated and private lands in Rio Blanco County.
Two wildfires have ignited off County Road 23 near Rangely. The #Dragon1 fire is estimated at around 40 acres, and the #Dragon2 fire is estimated at 100 acres, according to Rio Blanco County Undersheriff Brice […]
As of press time Wednesday, the Wilson Fire nine miles north of Meeker had burned 350 acres and was 25 percent contained.
Wilson Fire update Fire personnel suspended their work several times yesterday for safety reasons when a storm cell with strong winds and lightning moved through the area in the afternoon. Despite the temporary delays, yesterday’s […]
The Deer Gulch Fire was reported Saturday, July 8 burning 21 miles south, southwest of Meeker around 3:30 p.m. Visit http://facebook.com/BLMColoradoFire/ for more information or call the Peekaboo Fire Information line at 970-329-1008.
UPDATE 10:45 p.m. 7/8: The Wilson Fire is now reportedly threatening structures, and is 8 miles north of Meeker and approximately 100 acres. Chevron’s Wilson Creek Unit 31 gas well is nearby. The incident commander […]