Fremont County http://krcc.org en Eightmile Fire Contained http://krcc.org/post/eightmile-fire-contained <p></p><p></p><p>The majority of crews battling the Eightmile fire are being released today.&nbsp;KRCC’s Dana Cronin reports.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fire officials say due to cooperative weather, the lightning-caused blaze is now 65% contained, with the remaining perimeter located in inaccessible terrain. One fire crew, two engines, and a helicopter will remain with the fire, which spans over 500 acres. There’s been one heat related injury. Phantom Canyon Road between mile markers 4 and 12 remains closed.</span></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:34:31 +0000 Dana Cronin 21363 at http://krcc.org Eightmile Fire Contained Firefighters Battle Eightmile Fire in Fremont County http://krcc.org/post/firefighters-battle-eightmile-fire-fremont-county <p></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:45:40 +0000 Tucker Hampson & Andrea Chalfin 21268 at http://krcc.org Firefighters Battle Eightmile Fire in Fremont County Disaster Declarations for Royal Gorge, Black Forest Fires http://krcc.org/post/disaster-declarations-royal-gorge-black-forest-fires <p></p><p>The federal government has approved a major disaster declaration for the Royal Gorge Fire in Fremont County.&nbsp; The declaration means federal aid is available to deal with the effects, including unemployment benefits for Royal Gorge Bridge &amp; Park employees and others who are out of work after this summer’s wildfire, who aren’t otherwise eligible for state jobless benefits.&nbsp; Aid is also available for emergency work and the repair or replacement of damaged facilities. Governor John Hickenlooper’s office says a similar request for the Black Forest Fire is pending.</p><p></p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 23:01:57 +0000 Andrea Chalfin 6257 at http://krcc.org Disaster Declarations for Royal Gorge, Black Forest Fires