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Early Morning Motel Fire In Craig

img_0728Craig firefighters responded to a fire at the El Monte Inn Motel behind the Ocean Pearl Restaurant around 6:30 this morning. Smoke and fire caused significant damage to one room and infiltrated into at least two adjoining rooms. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Photos from the Continue reading

Fire Destroys Steamboat Residence

IMG_1791An overnight fire early Sunday destroyed a home in Steamboat at 1855 Fish Creek Falls Road. Neighbors called Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue to report the fire in the home that had also ignited trees next to the residence. West Routt Fire Protection District firefighters were also called to the scene. Upon arriving, fire crews first attacked the flames in the Continue reading

Beaver Creek Fire Area Under Red Flag Warning

Beaver Creek Fire 2A  Red Flag Warning has been issued today for the Beaver Creek Fire area. A red flag warning is a forecast issued by the National Weather Service to inform area firefighting and land management agencies that conditions are ideal for wildland fire combustion, and rapid spread. When humidity is very low, and especially when there are high or erratic winds, the Red Flag Warning becomes a critical statement for firefighting Continue reading

Blair Mountain Fire West Of Meeker

WILD FIREFirefighters are managing the 5-acre, lightning-ignited Blair Mountain Fire 20 miles west of Meeker to reduce hazardous fuels and to benefit ecosystem health. About 25 firefighters are working to secure the west flank of the fire while allowing it to continue burning to the east, where it will help open the dense stands of pinyon and juniper. This will increase forest diversity and benefit Continue reading

House Fire Thursday Night In Craig

house fire 042116 slaight 1Craig fire fighters responded to a fire at the home of Bryan Gusner around 8:30 last night. According to a neighbor flames, were erupting out of a window when the fire crew arrived. The home is at 682 Tucker Street near East 7th Street. By nine o’clock the fire appeared to be mostly out, but fire fighters were pulling siding off the house and removed what 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

Firefighters Respond To Smoke At Columbine Apartments

craig-fire-rescue-300Craig firefighters responded to a fire call shortly after noon Sunday at the Columbine Apartments west of Craig. A resident of Columbine heard a smoke detector alarm and smelled smoke from outside of an apartment. When firefighters arrived they determined that there was no fire, but there was a lot of smoke Continue reading

Northwest Colorado Wildland Fires Mostly Contained

BEHRMAN-FIRE2-300Of the 20 wildland fires reported yesterday, three remain uncontained. The largest is the 87 acre Long Fire about 25 miles northwest of Meeker. It started on State land burned onto Bureau of Land Management land. Crews and equipment from the BLM, Rifle, Canyon City and the Continue reading

Number Of Wildland Fires Swell In Northwest Colorado

fire season smallOf the 20 fires reported since Friday, 13 are now contained. Fire fighters worked throughout the weekend to gain the upper hand on the fires that were mostly lightning caused. Today crews will continue to assist Continue reading

Rim Rock Fire Rekindles

fire season smallFire fighters are suppressing the lightning caused Rim Rock Fire which started Wednesday and was declared controlled that evening on BLM land. The wildland fire rekindled Thursday afternoon and BLM crews Continue reading

Home Fire On Downhill Drive Saturday

STEAMBOAT FIRE RESCUEFirefighters from the Steamboat Springs Fire Department and the West Routt Fire Protection District responded to a fire at 2432 Downhill Drive just before 9 Saturday morning.  Forcible entry was made into Unit D where fire fighters knocked down all visible flames while a search of the unit was also Continue reading

Roadside Fire North Of Craig Burns Six Acres

fire-1-300A fire which began in multiple locations burned about 6 acres of grass and sagebrush yesterday.  The fire, which started along the side of Highway 13 one mile north of Craig was never a threat to structures or livestock.  Five units Continue reading