Craig Firefighters Respond to Several Fires

craig-fire-rescue-300Fire danger remains high in Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties and moderate in Routt County. Proof of that came last week, when Craig firefighters responded to three fires in a matter of minutes, Thursday. The first was a 30 acre blaze on Moffat County Road 183, which is the bypass north of town. The fire was on the north side of the road, and firefighters say it was likely sparked by a hot ember from trash burning that took place the day before. While en route to that fire, another call came in of a blaze on Moffat County Road 18 South, which is north of Craig off of Highway 13. That one consumed about half an acre, before firefighters put it out. The third call came in within minutes of the first two. It turns out two juveniles were working in a garage near a wood pile, when the woodpile caught fire. Firefighters were able to save the garage. No structures were damaged and nobody was injured in any of Thursday’s fires. Firefighters also responded to a few fires yesterday, including another woodpile blaze, a fire near Elkhead Reservoir, and at Moffat County Road 64 and Highway 40.

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