Tag Archives: Craig firefighters

Power Outage Strands Elevator Rider

craig-fire-rescue-300There were two power outages in Moffat County yesterday. The first began at around 4 yesterday afternoon in the Maybell area. About 300 members were affected, and the outage lasted until around 9. Another outage, this time in Craig, had firefighters responding to a local hotel to deal with a person stuck in an elevator. The outage, Continue reading

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 Continue reading

Fire Renders Truck a Total Loss

PICKUP FIRE 1Craig firefighters responded to a vehicle fire this morning on top of Knez Divide on Moffat County Road 33. According to firefighters, the vehicle was a pick up truck owned by Anson Excavating. The fire broke out a little PICKUP FIRE 2before seven this morning. The cause is unclear, and due to the damage, may never be known. However, the driver of the truck indicated the fire started in the engine compartment. The truck was a total loss, but there were
no injuries.  Click Pictures to Enlarge.  Photos courtesy of Doug Slaight.

Fire at Sunset Meadows

sunset fireCraig firefighters responded to a small fire inside an apartment at the Sunset Meadows Assisted Living facility last night. Details of the fire, including what caused it, have not been released. It’s also not clear whether anyone suffered any injuries.  Click picture to enlarge. Photo courtesy of Doug Slaight.

Firefighters Remind Residents to Have Chimneys Swept

chimney fire 200The temperature is starting to drop, which means residents are starting to light up their wood and coal stoves and fireplaces. Fire officials urge residents to have their chimneys inspected and cleaned before building any fires. Dirty chimneys are a common cause of house fires every year, that can be prevented with a little attention. Craig firefighters Continue reading

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

Craig Firefighters Extricate Crash Victim

An accident on the west side of Craig sent one person to the hospital with injuries this morning. It was a little after eight when two vehicles traveling in opposite directions crashed on Highway 13 South near the intersection of 3rd Street.  According to the Colorado State Patrol Frank Moe of Craig Continue reading

Craig Firefighters Put Out Unattended Fire at Golf Course

craig-fire-rescue-300Craig firefighters put out a slash pile burn that was left unattended over the weekend.  According to firefighters, a slash pile burn was started near the maintenance shed at Yampa Valley Golf Course Saturday afternoon, and then left to burn.  A concerned citizen saw the flames and called the Continue reading