County

New wildfires in Moffat County

August 14, 2018 Niki Turner 0

The Sage Draw Fire, 11 miles southeast of Elk Springs (on Hwy. 40), was reported at 50 acres when crews arrived on scene Monday. The fire is burning west of the Indian Valley Fire in […]

Meeker

Cabin Lake Fire Update

August 14, 2018 Niki Turner 0

Cabin Lake fire grows yesterday and overnight; weather and fuel conditions continue to be a factor Fire: Cabin Lake Fire Containment: 35 percent Acres: estimated 3,000 Start Date: July 29 Cause: Unknown Location: approx. 5.5 […]

Meeker

Cabin Lake Fire Update

August 13, 2018 Niki Turner 0

Aggressive suppression activity continues today on the Cabin Lake Fire following nighttime activity Fire: Cabin Lake Fire Containment: 45% Acres: estimated 2,375 Start Date: July 29 Cause: Unknown Location: approx. 5.5 miles south of Buford […]

Meeker

Cabin Lake Fire at 68 percent containment

August 6, 2018 Niki Turner 0

Location: 5.5 miles south of Buford and 7 miles northwest of Meadow Lake Campground Fire Size: 1,158 acres Containment: 68 percent Firefighters: 201 Fire start date: 7/29/2018 Management: Rocky Mountain Type 2 Blue Team Crews […]

Rangely

Red Canyon Fire Transfers to Local Management

August 6, 2018 Niki Turner 0

Location: 31 miles south of Rangely Cause: Lightning Percent containment: 74 percent Start Date: Sunday, July 29 Size: 5,766 acres Resources: Approximately 441 The Type II Southwestern Area Incident Management Team 5 will transfer command […]

County

Red Canyon and Cabin Lake fire updates: Aug. 5

August 5, 2018 Niki Turner 0

Red Canyon Fire Fire Size Today: 5,766 acres Containment: 44% Firefighters: 469 Location: 31 miles south of Rangely, Colo. Fire Start Date: 7/29/18 Management:¬†Southwest Area Incident Management Team 5 Fire activity: Wetting rains enabled fire […]

County

Red Canyon/Indian Valley Fire Update

August 4, 2018 Niki Turner 0

Red Canyon Fire Location: 31 miles south of Rangely Percent Containment: 30 percent Size: 5,766 acres Resources: Approximately 484 Area Closure: The Bureau of Land Management issued an area closure for the Red Canyon fire […]

Rangely

Red Canyon Fire Update

August 3, 2018 Niki Turner 0

An increase in moisture over the fire area, 31 miles south of Rangely, gives firefighters a small window of opportunity to work closer to the fire’s edge. Conditions are expected to dry out again Saturday. […]

Meeker

Cabin Lake Fire Update

August 3, 2018 Niki Turner 0

Cooler temperatures, higher relative humidity and some precipitation received last night and this morning are expected to reduce fire behavior today. The Cabin Lake Fire, 5.5 miles south of Buford, Colo., and 7 miles northwest […]

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