Ice Fire west of Silverton grows to 508 acres, 15% contained

SILVERTON – A wildfire burning in the San Juan Mountains west of Silverton slowed its spread Tuesday after roaring to life Monday, scorching 508 acres and trapping 23 hikers on the popular...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildfire burning west of Silverton grows to 320 acres

A wildfire that broke out Monday west of Silverton in the San Juan Mountains, trapping about 20 hikers near the popular Ice Lakes trailhead, quickly grew to an estimated 320 acres by the end of the...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Evacuations remain in place for north-central Colorado fire

BOULDER – Nearly 3,000 people were forced to flee from a fast-moving fire in north-central Colorado and authorities believe some buildings were lost. The CalWood Fire started around noon Saturday...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Fire starts deep in Weminuche Wilderness

Firefighters are monitoring a wildfire that started this week deep in the Weminuche Wilderness in an area blanketed in beetle-kill trees, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Forest Service...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Needles Fire at Purgatory Resort north of Durango 100% contained

The 6-acre Needles Fire was listed as fully contained Sunday night with firefighters continuing to mop up and monitor the burn area. Esther Godson, spokeswoman with the San Juan National Forest,...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Needles Fire near Purgatory Resort’s Lift 2 at 80% containment

Some 20 firefighters worked to complete and secure fire lines and to began mop up operations Sunday around the 6-acre Needles Fire, burning near Lift 2 of Purgatory Resort. The wildfire was listed...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Needles Fire near Purgatory Resort 65% contained

Fire crews reached 65% containment on the Needles Fire near Purgatory Resort as of Saturday. The Needles Fire broke out Wednesday afternoon in 3 to 5 acres of mixed conifer near Lift 2 at...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire near Purgatory Resort listed at 6 acres

The Needles Fire near Lift 2 at Purgatory Resort was listed at 6 acres in size Thursday afternoon with limited growth overnight and no growth during the day. Esther Godson, spokeswoman with the San...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildfire breaks out near Purgatory Resort

A wildfire, dubbed “The Needles Fire,” broke out about 3 p.m. Wednesday near Purgatory Resort. Two single-engine air tankers and more than 20 firefighters were working the blaze Wednesday...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Statewide fire ban expires, but still no campfires in Southwest Colorado

Restrictions on fires and open burning remain active throughout Southwest Colorado. In late August, Gov. Jared Polis issued a statewide fire ban on campfires and other open burning as wildfires...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

What’s going on with hazy skies in Southwest Colorado?

There was a bit of a mystery Friday about what was causing the hazy skies across Southwest Colorado. San Juan Basin Public Health posted to social media that the skies were filled with smoke from...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s 3rd largest recorded wildfire continues to spread

DENVER – Winds fueled a northern Colorado wildfire that emergency officials said has damaged structures and moved beyond barriers established by firefighters to slow the fire’s spread. The Larimer...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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