Heavy rain subdues wildfire in Zirkel Wilderness Area

Trail closures in the area have now been lifted by the U.S. Forest Service.

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Firefighters continue to baby-sit small Zirkel Wilderness fire

Meanwhile, crews over in Moffat County are gaining control of some big blazes.

Fire remains at 6 acres in Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area

The South Fork Fire burning in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area this week was still an estimated six acres in size Friday.

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Alkali Fire 50 percent contained after burning nearly 20,700 acres

Several lighting-caused fires keeping firefighters on their toes

The Alkali fire in Moffat County is now 50 percent contained after burning roughly 20,7000 acres 14 miles west of Maybell, according to the Bureau of Land Management.

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Closures put in place due to fire in Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area

Areas in and around the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area have been closed because of a lightning-caused fire that was discovered Tuesday.

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20,000 acres ignited by Alkali fire in Moffat County; no containment in sight

BLM reports three smaller fires in Northwest Colorado

The Alkali Fire located in Moffat County has scorched roughly 20,000 acres since it was ignited Wednesday, burning a homestead, a barn and killing three cattle, according to the Bureau of Land Management.

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Alkali Fire jumps to 8,000 acres, burns homestead and barn

The Alkali Fire quickly jumped to 8,000 acres on Wednesday, threatening the lives of three people before it burned a homestead and a barn.

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Helicopter ordered for Zirkel Wilderness fire

A helicopter geared to drop water is coming in to help contain the lightning-caused fire burning in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area.

Firefighters sizing up fire in Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area

North Routt County residents may see smoke from a wildfire burning in a remote part of the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area.

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Denver teenagers swap technology for environmental education

Six Denver high schoolers are trading technology for the environment as part of The Nature Conservancy's annual internship program in Routt County.

BLM responds to 8 small, lightning-caused fires

The Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit responded to eight lightning caused wildland fires in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties late Wednesday afternoon, according to a press release from the Bureau of Land Management.

Wyoming wildfire brought smoke to Yampa Valley

Unusual winds from the northeast ushered in smoke to the Yampa Valley Tuesday evening.

Flag stolen from North Routt fire station

The North Routt Fire Protection District is hoping for the safe return of a flag that recently was stolen from their fire station in Clark.

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Legal fireworks and campfires are good to go for Routt County's Independence Day weekend

Lynn Barclay, of the Northwest Fire Management Unit in Craig, issued a cautionary note Tuesday afternoon that fuel conditions in our part of the state are changing for the worse.

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Hay field fire put out quickly near Hayden

A fire at a hay field near Hayden quickly was brought under control Thursday by West Routt Fire Protection District firefighters.