Tag Archives: fire

Explosive Materials And Drug Lab Found In Trailer

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office and the Rock Springs Police Department are conducting a joint investigation on a situation involving a drug lab and the presence of explosives at residence at the Gateway Village in Rock Springs. A fire was called in at a Continue reading

Craig City Manager Firing Now Official

The Craig City Council voted 6 to 1 at a special meeting yesterday, to make the firing of City Manager Mike Foreman official. The City announced the firing early last week, but due to procedural issues, a formal vote had to be held to conform to Colorado Law. Foreman firing was partially attributed to an incident that occurred at the Kiwanis Play earlier this month, when Foreman got into a verbal altercation with a woman at the play. Craig Mayor John Ponikvar said the incident caused the majority of the council to lose Continue reading

Prepare For Floods And Fires

This is a good time of year for residents to learn about flood and wildfire risks in Colorado, and to make plans for what to do in the event that a fire or flood occurs. 64 counties in Colorado and more than 250 cities and towns with a population of over 250 thousand people are located in flood-prone areas.  Since the year 2000, Continue reading

Prescribed Burn To Occur Soon

Fire fighters will be conducting a prescribed burn near Meeker over the next several weeks. The 313-acre Pinto Gulch Prescribed Fire, 32 miles west of Meeker, will be ignited Continue reading

House Fire Saturday

There was a fire at an unoccupied Craig home Saturday night. According to a representative with the Craig Fire Department, the exact cause of the fire, which spread from the fireplace, is under investigation. Firefighters were on scene Continue reading

Fire At The Victory Building

Craig Firefighters responded to a small fire at the Victory Building on the corner of Victory Way and Yampa last night. The cause of the fire, which was contained in a small trash can outside of the building, was undetermined.  According to a representative with Continue reading

Fire At Mission Grace Church In Hayden

West Routt firefighters responded to a fire Wednesday afternoon at the Mission Grace Church in Hayden. According to a post on the West Routt Fire Protection District Facebook page, the cause of the fire is under investigation. A separate post on the church Facebook page said that while no one was injured in the incident, Continue reading

UPDATE: Discharged Fire Extinguisher At MCHS

Craig firefighters responded to a intentionally discharged fire extinguisher at Moffat County High School Wednesday afternoon. According to a representative from the Craig Fire Department, after not finding a fire, crews used fans to clear Continue reading

Car Catches Fire At Craig Wendy’s

Craig firefighters responded to a car that caught fire in the Wendy’s parking lot last night. According to a representative with Craig Fire and Rescue, the fire is believed to have started due to a short in the vehicles electrical system.  The cars owner and a Wendy’s Continue reading

Chimney Catches Fire

Steamboat Fire Fighters responded to a chimney fire Thursday night at a home on Routt County Road 179, near Milner. The fire was mostly extinguished by the time firefighters arrived on the scene. Crews inspected the home to ensure flames had not spread to other areas of the Continue reading

Vehicle Fire Closes Highway

Highway 40 was closed east of Steamboat for a period of time this morning after an SUV pulling a trailer caught fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. According to a Colorado Continue reading

Keep Fire Hydrants Clear

Heavy snow over the weekend covered sidewalks and streets throughout Northwest Colorado. After the storm, Craig Firefighters noticed homeowners who had covered their neighborhood fire hydrant with snow. Fire Hydrants need to remain clear at all times to ensure quick Continue reading