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Chimney Fire Highlights Need For Maintenance

chimney fire 200There was a chimney fire at a home on Alpine Court in Steamboat. The Steamboat Springs Fire Department responded to the fire around 8:30 yesterday morning. Crews were able to extinguish the fire in the chimney shortly after their arrival. Damage to the home is considered minimal. This incident is an important reminder to properly maintain your chimney for the 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

Craig Taco Bell Fills With Smoke

taco-bell-fireFire fighters were called to the Craig Taco Bell around 7:15 Monday night after the restaurant filled with smoke.  The cause of the smoke was determined to have been the result of a problem with the heating system.  The restaurant manager said that a belt that drove 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

Fire Destroys Craig Home

craig-fire-rescue-300A fire destroyed a home on 11th street in Craig Friday afternoon. According to Craig Fire and Rescue Chief KC Hume the home of Greg and Charity Neal was completely engulfed in flames by the time fire fighters arrived on the scene a little after one. It took the crew approximately 40 minutes to extinguish the blaze. By Continue reading

Fire Near Walden Closes Highway

fire-1-300A fire about 10 miles southwest of Walden closed Highway 14 for over an hour this morning. The fire was in a fiberglass structure, that contained or was near two oil separator tanks that were a short distance from the Highway. The road was closed as a precaution, as Continue reading

Abandoned Vehicle Found On Fire

craig-fire-rescue-300The Craig Fire Department responded Tuesday night to an abandoned vehicle that was on fire, near the intersection of Highway 13 and Moffat County Road 112, north of Craig. A passerby reported the fire just before 10:30. Crews were able to get the fire under control shortly after their arrival. According Battalion Continue reading

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

Wildfire Closures Near Meeker Suspended

WILD FIREClosures near the Lost Solar Fire, burning in the Flat Top Wilderness area approximately 25 miles southeast of Meeker, have been suspended. The closures had been in effect since the middle of last month. While the fire is still active, snow in the area has cooled the Continue reading

Wildfire Season Winding Down

Wildfires-300Fire season is winding down in Northwest Colorado. Crews have been battling several fires for an extended period of time and now have them mostly under control. The Beaver Creek Fire burning 24 miles north of Walden, has had limited growth over the past month and is estimated at just Continue reading

Controlled Burn Scheduled In Routt County

controlled-burns-300A prescribed burn has been planned this month for the area southwest of the Seedhouse Campground near Hinman Park in Northern Routt County.  The 300 acre burn is expected to take place over two days and will commence when appropriate weather Continue reading

Will The Lost Solar Fire Affect The Ecosystem?

WILD FIREThere will be a presentation Thursday night in Meeker to explain the role the Lost Solar Fire will have on the environment, and the ecosystem. The meeting will take place at the Meeker Public Library from 7 to 8:30.  The Lost Continue reading