Mesa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating reports of a possible plane crash near the Grand Mesa.
Denver Aircraft Traffic Control reported it lost communication and radar contact with a beech baron twin-engine aircraft in the area of Castle Peak. Deputies and the Plateau Valley Fire Department are responding to the area to locate the aircraft.
The evacuation order has been lifted for the Lands End 2 Fire. Residents may now return home. Fire crews are continuing to fight the 120-acre fire but have made significant progress. Expect fire crews to remain in the area and water drops to continue while crews work to extinguish the fire.
Fire crews are making progress on the Lands End 2 Fire burning near Purdy Mesa Reservoir with the help of a type 1 helicopter. So far, approximately 120 acres have burned. Homes in the immediate area northeast of Lands End Road and Reeder Mesa Road are under evacuation. Lands End Road is closed in immediate the area. Reeder Mesa and Purdy Mesa are closed at the fire perimeter. Power is out to the surrounding area as a safety precaution for fire crews. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The Mesa County Sheriff's Office is currently fighting a brush fire in the area of Lands End Road and Divide Road. Homes in the immediate area northeast of Lands End Road and Reeder Mesa Road are under evacuation.
The Mesa County Sheriff's Office is responding to a brush fire near 15600 block of Holloway Lane in Glade Park. Residents within two miles are asked to evacuate immediately to the Glade Park store. An Emergency Notification was sent out to approximately 70 contacts in the area. If you have not received a notification, but see the fire, do not hesitate to evacuate.
Fire crews have the brush fire in Whitewater west of the landfill under control. It did grow larger than 7 acres, the exact size unknown at this time. MCSO Wildland Fire Team will continue to mop up the fire and monitor it overnight. While the cause of the fire is still under investigation, a spark from a passing train is suspected.
The Mesa County Sheriff's Office received a report of a phone scam. The caller is fraudulently identifying themselves as a law enforcement officer from the Mesa County Sheriff's Office. The caller will advise the person they are speaking to that the person has warrants and request them to purchase a money card to pay for the warrant. The caller will threaten to put the person in jail if they do not comply. THIS IS A SCAM, THE MESA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE WILL NOT REQUEST YOU TO PURCHASE A CARD, MONEY ORDER, OR ANYTHING SIMILAR OVER THE PHONE.