From the KMTS News Room:

    • June 16 Ward Gulch Fire Update 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 size estimate more accurate.  They say the fire remains 15% contained, but it has not crossed ...
    • Anvil Points Fire 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 Gulch Fire are dropping water and retardant on this fire.  They are said to be making ...
    • Ward Gulch Update from Incident Commander 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.)
    • Ward Gulch Fire: Update 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 this time.  The Red Cross has a shelter for displaced residents at the Garfield County ...
    • Ward Gulch Fire Evacuations 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.
    • Ward Gulch Fire 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 this afternoon burning on BLM land about three miles north of Rifle Gap State Park.  Strong winds quickly ...
    • News, June 14th WILDFIRES IN GARFIELD COUNTY Rifle—Wildfire season has begun in Garfield County. Last night just before 8 o’clock, lightning ignited hit a tree and sparked a small fire on BLM land in the Beaver Creek area about 7 miles southwest of Rifle. Authorities with Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit report that no structures ...
    • News, June 13th BLACK FOREST FIRE DEEMED STATE’S MOST DESTRUCTIVE Colorado Springs—The Black Forest Fire near Colorado Springs is now officially the worst in state history. New estimates coming from authorities say at least 360 homes have been destroyed by the blaze this week and that number is expected to rise. The fire is burning not far ...
    • News, June 12th BLACK FOREST FIRE TOP PRIORITY IN COLORADO Colorado Springs—Firefighting crews on the ground and in the air continue to battle the raging Black Forest Fire north of Colorado Springs. Authorities say about 8 thousand acres have burned since Tuesday and more than 7 thousand people have been evacuated with many more on evacuation alert. Close ...
    • News, June 11th BENZENE REAPPEARS IN PARACHUTE CREEK Parachute—Cancer-causing benzene from the 7 month old Williams Company gas leak hasn’t been detected in Parachute Creek for a couple of weeks. That changed last weekend. According to recent data released by the company to Garfield County, low level benzene was detected June 8th, 9th and 10th at 1.4 ...

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