Cache Creek Fire

Wind, Heat, and Dry Timber Hinder Wildfire Containment

Aug 16, 2018
Courtesy Rio Blanco Herald Times


Widespread smoke is coming from at least two wildfires. The Cache Creek Fire, southwest of Rifle, is at 2,544 acres and 40% contained.  The Cabin Lake Fire, 5 miles from Buford, is at 3,700 acres and 35 percent contained. But, wind, heat and dry fuels have hampered containment efforts. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this update.

The Sopris Sun

Sopris Sun editor William Grandbois and reporter Megan Tackett are joined by Kevin Schorzman, director of Carbondale Public Works, and Scott Fitzwilliams, forest supervisor for the White River National Forest, to talk about fires, water restrictions, and drought.