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  • Drone almost blocks California firefighting planes

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SHINGLE SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — A private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered efforts to attack the flames from the air, but firefighters made enough progress to allow most of the 1,200 people under evacuation orders to return home Monday....

  • Progress made on wildfire near ranches, oil wells in northwest Colorado

    Associated Press
    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    CRAIG — Firefighters are making progress against a wildfire burning near ranches and oil and gas wells in northwestern Colorado. The Elk Springs Fire was listed at about 450 acres Monday. Fire managers say good weather has helped crews contained 90 percent of the fire. It which...

  • Crews battle new wildfire in northwestern Colorado

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    CRAIG — Firefighters in northwestern Colorado are battling a new wildfire — a 300-acre blaze near Elk Springs. The Elk Springs Fire started Saturday in windy conditions. It's burning near a ranch as well as oil and gas facilities and power lines. Recent lightning strikes...

  • Small Victor fire quickly contained

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs -
    Updated: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    A structure fire at a building at 110 North 4th St. in Victor broke out around 3:15 p.m. Saturday, but no one was injured, the Teller County Sheriff's Office said. A dispatcher in the sheriff's office said the fire, which broke out in an empty building being remodeled, was contained....

  • Alkali Fire could be fully contained by Sunday

    The Associated Press
    Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    CRAIG — Firefighters hope to have a 32-square-mile wildfire in northwestern Colorado fully contained by Sunday. The Alkali Fire, burning on mostly private land near Maybell, was listed as 75 percent contained Saturday. The fire killed three cattle, destroyed a cabin, barn and...

  • Colorado Springs airmen ready for wildfire battle

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Airmen from the 302nd Airlift Wing in Colorado Springs are ready to be called to battle against wildfires raging in the Pacific Northwest as troops from U.S. Northern Command at Peterson Air Force Base coordinate military efforts to fight the blazes. Lt. Col. Luke Thompson with the...

  • Crews keep northwest Colorado fire from growing

    Associated Press
    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    CRAIG — Firefighters have kept a 32-square-mile blaze from spreading in northwestern Colorado as scattered showers fall in the area. Lynn Barclay of the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit said Friday the Alkali Fire remained 50 percent contained with full containment expected...

  • Colorado wildfire quadruples to 32 square miles

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    Crews are battling a small, four-acre wildfire Wednesday northeast of Steamboat Springs in the Routt National Forest, according to a the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control. Campers and hikers in the area have been evacuated as the lightning-sparked blaze burns, forest...

  • Northwest Colorado fire quadruples in size; cabin, barn destroyed

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    CRAIG — A wildfire in northwestern Colorado has quadrupled to more than 31 square miles. Fire managers said Thursday the Alkali Fire has destroyed a cabin, barn and propane tank. No injuries have been reported. Three head of cattle have been killed and ranchers have moved other...

  • Hot, dry conditions increase fire danger in western Colorado

    By John Stroud, Glenwood Springs Post-Independent
    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    Although the summer fire season has been relatively uneventful across the upper Colorado River region, the recent heat wave coupled with only brief, mostly localized rains has area fire officials on heightened alert. A small brush fire that broke out near Basalt on Monday and another...

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