Tag Archives: blaze

Crews Increase Containment Of Overlook Fire

Crews have made good progress over the last two days controlling the lightning caused Overlook Fire, burning in Dinosaur National Monument. The 260 acre fire has not grown significantly and is now estimated at 80% contained. Recent rain and cool temperatures Continue reading

Raccoon Causes Fire In Moffat County

A raccoon started a wildfire Sunday afternoon on private property, near Moffat County Road 30, southwest of Craig. The raccoon had climbed on a power pole transformer, causing it to spark. Craig Firefighters arrived on the scene around 1:30 and Continue reading

Fireworks Responsible For Wildland Fire In Moffat County

Fireworks are believed to have been the cause of a small wildland fire 9 miles north of Craig near the end of Moffat County Road 18. The fire, reported just before 11 Sunday night, burned about one and a half acres. No structures or property were damaged in the blaze. Firefighters found remnants of fireworks on the roadway adjacent to the fire. The identity of the party responsible for causing the fire Continue reading

Fireworks Cause Fire and Explosion North Of Steamboat

A smoke device lit to limit mosquitoes near a camping area late Sunday afternoon lead to a fire and explosions. The situation on Routt County Road 52E about 5 miles north of Steamboat began when a man at the camp was burned by the smoke device and instinctively threw it. The device landed inside an enclosed trailer. The trailer contained several boxes of fireworks, which ignited and began Continue reading

Wildfire Grows To 4 Square Miles

The wildfire, which forced the closure of Highway 40 Tuesday afternoon near the Colorado Utah border, continued to grow yesterday, but crews were able to make progress controlling the blaze. A representative of the Uintah Basin Continue reading

Barn Catches Fire Near Steamboat

STEAMBOAT-FIRE-RESCUE-150x150A barn caught fire early this morning approximately 5 miles south of Steamboat. The Steamboat Springs Fire Department responded to the fire near the intersection of Highway 131 and Routt County Road 22 a little before one. When crews arrived on the scene one of the barns walls was engulfed in flames . It took Continue reading

Bird Nest Causes Home To Catch Fire

bird-nest-fire-4A home caught fire Wednesday night on Moffat County Road 33, southeast of Craig.  The Craig Fire Department responded to the blaze just before midnight. According to reports, a bird nest located against the chimney of the log style home caught fire, which then caused the exterior of the home to catch Continue reading

Edgemont Condo In Steamboat Evacuated

edgemont condoThe Steamboat Springs fire department responded to a fire on the roof of the Edgemont Condominiums around 11 Friday night. Upon their arrival a fire crew evacuated everyone from the Edgemont while other firefighters headed to the roof of the building. Continue reading

Craig Firefighters Respond to House Fire

craig-fire-rescue-300A house on Moffat County Road 103 burned early Saturday morning. Firefighters responded to the blaze at around 2 Saturday morning. Reports say the home is not a complete loss, but is not habitable at the moment. The fire is believed to be caused by a coal-burning stove, but the investigation is ongoing. Nobody was seriously hurt in the blaze.

Firefighters Respond to Storage Tank Fire

craig-fire-rescue-300Craig firefighters responded to a blaze Friday morning at a shipyard just north of Axis Steel. According to firefighters, a cutting torch was being used to scrap an old storage tank. The tank was mostly empty, but a sludge-like substance inside turned out to be flammable and was ignited by the torch. The workers immediately Continue reading