• 113 Fire Update Glenwood Springs—The 113 Fire in South Canyon is still burning but it is 70 percent contained.  According to the latest report from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, the fire scorched 4 and a half acres Wednesday afternoon.  The growth of the fire was minimized thanks to quick action by local firefighting crews from Glenwood Springs, ...
  • Cabin Lake and Cache Creek Fire Updates Glenwood Springs—The Cabin Lake Fire is still active but crews are getting the upper hand with 70 percent containment.  The nearly two-week old fire has burned 1,160 acres.  Rio Blanco County Road 17, the Buford/New Castle Road is open to through traffic only with no stopping allowed.    The Cache Creek Fire southwest of Rifle grew ...
  • I-70 Closed Due to Wildfire Around 9:00, all lanes of Interstate 70 were opened. Traffic returned to normal by 10:30. ~5:00PM: Left lane is open westbound. 4:30PM: Eastbound I-70 is open. Commercial traffic is being held at Dotsero (exit 133). I-70 westbound remains closed at West Glenwood (exit 114). 3:55PM: Eastbound I-70 and Colorado River closed due to helicopter operations. 2:52PM: Pre-evacuation notice for ...
  • 7-31 Fire Update The Cache Creek Fire, eight miles southwest of Rifle, has burned 400 acres and is 0%contained. The Rocky Mountain Incident Management Type 2 Blue Team took over operations this morning at 6. While structures are within a couple miles of the fire, they are not considered threatened at this time.   The Lake Christine Fire has burned ...
  • Motor Vehicle, Driver’s License Closures All Colorado Motor Vehicles offices will be closed Wednesday Aug. 1 through Friday Aug. 3. State drivers’ license facilities will be closed Thursday and Friday, while the conversion of information to the Colorado DRIVES system takes place. Clerk and Recorder’s offices will remain open but will not be able to assist with motor vehicle needs.
  • Fire Update The Cache Creek Fire, burning eight miles southwest of Rifle, ignited on July 28, is estimated at over 100 acres and is 0% contained. Structures are located approximately 2 miles north and east of the fire, but they are not considered threatened at this time. The cause of the Cache Creek Fire is not known. The ...
  • Cache Creek Fire Burning 8 Miles South of Rulison The White River National Forest says it currently has 50 people assigned to the Cache Creek Fire, which was reported around 8:30 Saturday night. Spokesperson Kate Jerman says due to limited visibility, crews did not begin actively fighting the fire until today. The fire is burning in heavy timber and is estimated to be only ...
  • Lake Christine Fire July 22 Update The Lake Christine Fire grew almost 2,000 acres yesterday from 8,800 acres yesterday to 10,406 today. The containment dropped significantly since yesterday to only 32%. Firefighters say as the fire continues to move north toward Cattle Creek, it is transitioning from burning in heavy beetle-killed fuels to lighter Aspen and Gambel oak. Retardent drops were ...
  • Lake Christine Fire Grows The Lake Christine Fire grew from 7,700 acres yesterday to 8,315 acres by this morning. Air resources, including three Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATs) and 3 helicopters, worked throughout the day to help cool the fire’s edge on the northwest corner. Today, crews are building an indirect fire line from the northwest flank to existing bulldozer lines ...
  • New Pre-Evacuations Due to Lake Christine Fire New pre-evacuation orders were issued tonight for residents in the Frying Pan Valley, as the Lake Christine Fire continues burning. The areas advised to be ready to evacuate are Cedar Drive, Toner Creek, Seven Castles, and Taylor Road. Mandatory evacuations have not yet been issued, but may be forthcoming.