Weather Sparks Fires on the Western Slope

By: Lindsay Housaman Email
By: Lindsay Housaman Email

Thunderstorms that rolled through the Grand Valley last night created at least six different fires.

Three of these fires were around the Utah border. The others were northwest of Rifle, North of Collbran, and South of Parachute.

The storms only brought a couple one-hundredths to three tenths of an inch of rain. This amount isn't near enough to keep brush wet so fires aren't possible when lightening strikes.

The forecast for this weekend is likely to bring lightening that could cause more fires.

KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 8466172 -
Gray Television, Inc.