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DENVER (AP) – The National Weather Service says radar shows a tornado briefly touched down over the east runways of Denver International Airport, where thousands of people took shelter in bathrooms and stairwells until a tornado warning passed. There are … Continue reading
Ward Gulch Fire Managers have lifted the evacuation order for residents who live along State Highway 325. The road is still closed to non-residents and the evacuation order may be reinstated if the fire changes direction. The fire grew to … Continue reading
The Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit says you can expect a lot of air activity again today as firefighters continue to battle the Ward Gulch Fire as well as fires in Moab and Craig. Ward Gulch commanders say they … Continue reading
Due to more accurate mapping of the fire area, officials have now adjusted the total area burned by the Ward Gulch Fire up to 682 acres. The size of the fire has not changed significantly, just the mapping method, making the … Continue reading
Around 3:00 this afternoon, a new fire was discovered, now called the Anvil Points fire. Officials with the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit say it’s about an acre in size. Many of the same aircraft working on the Ward … Continue reading
Ward Gulch Fire Incident Commander, Jeff Berino, gave the following update to reporters earlier today. Stay tuned for additional information. (We apologize for the intermittent interference.)
The Ward Gulch Fire grew to 300 acres overnight, with evacuation orders still in place along State Highway 325 north of Grass Valley Road (Garfield County Road 226). The Rifle Fish Hatchery and Rifle Mountain Park are also evacuated at … Continue reading
An evacuation order has been given for anyone between the Colorado State Fish Hatchery and Triangle Park. The evacuation center is the Garfield County Fairgrounds at 1001 Railroad Avenue.
Just as one wildfire near Rifle was close to containment, another started this afternoon. Lee Ann Loupe with the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit (UCRI) says a new fire, called the Ward Gulch Fire, was discovered around 2:00 … Continue reading
Intestate 70 is closed in Glenwood Canyon due to a multiple vehicle accident. Officials say they don’t know when the road will re open. More on KMTS this morning.