416 Fire

Flash-flood warning issued for 416 Fire burn areas

A flash-flood warning has been issued for Friday for areas around the burn scar of the 416 Fire. According to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction, the potential for flash floods in...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Talk about town: Smokey Bear visits cub burned in 416 Fire

Smokey Bear, a national ambassador of fire prevention, visited the cub burned in the 416 Fire on Tuesday at the Frisco Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation Center near Del Norte. A video documenting the...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Growth slows on 416 Fire; storms expected to help this weekend

Expansion of the 416 Fire slowed with decreased fire activity Thursday after the blaze grew only 869 acres on the Fourth of July. As of Thursday, the 416 Fire was at 45 percent containment, which...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire retardant used on wildfires evolves to ease environmental impact

When wildfires threaten homes and property, the sight of an air tanker dropping bright red fire retardant, commonly referred to as slurry, can be a welcome relief. The chemical concoction has come...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

416 Fire now 45 percent contained

A successful burnout operation over the past few days has allowed firefighters to build a successful containment line along the southwest perimeter of the 416 Fire. Officials say the 53,260-acre...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Emergency Relief Fund giving workers peace of mind

A steady stream of residents who lost their job or wages because of the 416 Fire flowed into the Bank of Colorado earlier this week to pick up gift cards to pay for necessities, such as rent and...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burned bear cub gains international attention, seen as symbol of hope

The story of a burned bear cub found near the southwest end of the 416 Fire has garnered international attention and resonated with readers, who suggested a range of fire-inspired names for the...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storms to create erratic conditions on 416 Fire

Fire officials expect steady growth of the 416 Fire over the next week, with scattered storms, dry lightning and wind gusts that could reach 50 mph. Fire managers will monitor isolated...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Music in the Mountains will play on as scheduled

Plan A is on. Plan B is in the wings. When Purgatory Resort closed down as a result of the 416 Fire, Music in the Mountains seemed in jeopardy. After the June 1 fire persisted, organizers of our...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

416 Fire on track to become one of Colorado’s largest wildfires

The 416 Fire is on track this week to become one of Colorado’s largest wildfires in state history. According to a Monday morning update from the National Incident Management Organization, the 416...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Efforts to contain 416 Fire move to the northeast

Additional firefighters arrived Sunday to help battle the 416 Fire and more were expected Monday. Don Ferguson, a public information officer for the 416 Fire, said approximately 10 engines and...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Changing winds causes heavy smoke in Hermosa

A shift in wind direction has caused thick smoke to hit the Hermosa community Saturday afternoon. Winds have been hitting the fire from the northwest, pushing smoke from the active fire down the...

DATE: June 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News