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Body Found During Fire Investigation

The Sweetwater County Sheriffs Office is investigating the circumstances that lead to the death of Sweetwater County resident Mary Whitfield. Emergency crews responded to a fire at the 54 year old’s home Friday afternoon, when her body was discovered. By the time crews had arrived on the scene, the fire had self extinguished. Investigators Continue reading

Move Over, It’s The Law!

The Colorado Department of Transportation has started a new “move over” campaign to help better protect the states emergency responders. T he goal is to reduce the number of accidents involving first responders by reminding drivers that Colorado law mandates they slow down or move over when ever they see an emergency vehicle on the side of the highway.  Traffic crashes are the number one cause of death for law enforcement, fire, EMS, maintenance workers and tow professionals, according Continue reading

Explosion And Fire South Of Craig

A small explosion and fire at an oil well pumping station 4 miles East of Hamilton off of highway 317, was determined to have been caused by an equipment malfunction. The fire was reported just after 12:30 Thursday afternoon. Craig firefighters assisted the site manager to shut off the flow of crude oil which stopped the fire. The amount of damage to Continue reading

UPDATE: Rollover On 13 North Of Craig

Emergency personnel responded to a report of a vehicle rollover around noon Thursday, on Highway 13.  When they arrived at the scene of the accident, 4 miles north of Craig, they found a Subaru station wagon upside down off the side of the road, but could not find anyone who was Continue reading

Chimney Fire Near Craig

Craig Firefighters responded to a chimney fire Tuesday night at a house on Cedar Trail near Moffat County Road 7, northwest of Craig. The fire was contained within the chase of the chimney, and crews were able to extinguish it shortly after arriving on the scene.  No one was Continue reading

Space Heater Starts Blaze

Fire destroyed a pickup Wednesday at a home near Craig City Park.  Use of an electric space heater under the hood of the truck ignited the blaze.  The vehicle was fully engulfed in flames when Craig Firefighters arrived just before noon.  The fire was quickly extinguished.  No other property was Continue reading

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