Tag Archives: fire

UPDATE: Fire In Rio Blanco County 40% Contained

A private burn resulted in a wildfire Tuesday afternoon in Rio Blanco County. The fire, which occurred on Rio Blanco County Road 8 near Buford, was moving towards buildings on the property when crews arrived.  Fortunately, firefighters Continue reading

Worker Requires Rescue At Craig Station

A worker performing outage work on a scaffold had to be rescued yesterday afternoon at the Craig Station.  The worker slipped, fell and injured a knee.  Craig firefighters responded and used a scissor lift to remove the injured worker from the Continue reading

Propane Tank Catches Fire Near Oak Creek

Burning trash in a barrel was the source of a grass fire Friday afternoon off of Routt County Road 200A, northeast of Oak Creek. Steamboat Springs’ firefighters responded to the three acre Continue reading

Register For Steamboat Fire Academy

Enrollment is now open for the Steamboat Springs Fire and Rescue, 2017 Fire Academy. The academy provides entry level training for those who may be interested in a career as a firefighter. Steamboat fire has full-time, part time, and reserve fire fighters on staff. Individuals who complete the program may Continue reading

Four Injured In Head On Crash

Four people were injured in a head on accident yesterday morning on Rabbit Ears pass. Icy roads are believed to have contributed to the incident which occurred just after 10. One of the drivers sustained serious injuries and was trapped in their vehicle, requiring extrication. It took emergency crews about a half an hour to remove the driver from the vehicle.  All those injured were taken to Continue reading

UPDATE: Fire At Craig Apartments

Craig firefighters responded to a fire at an apartment complex on Tucker Street in Craig, just before midnight Sunday night.  According to Craig Fire Chief KC Hume, the fire is believed to have resulted from a cigarette. Damage was mostly contained to a Continue reading

Car Collides With Tires On Highway 40

A freak accident occurred Tuesday afternoon near Craig when at set of dual rear tires fell off a truck and struck a car on Highway 40 4 miles east of Craig. According to Craig fire fighter Troy Hampton, the failure was caused by lug nuts that broke Continue reading

One Injured In ATV Accident

One person was injured in an ATV accident yesterday afternoon near Craig.  The driver rolled the ATV near a house on Moffat County Road 30 around 3:30. The unidentified female was taken the hospital with minor injuries. She was not wearing a helmet at the time of the Continue reading

Brush Fire Near Meeker

The Meeker Fire Department responded to a brush fire Tuesday afternoon around 5:30 on Rio Blanco County Road 7. No structures were involved in the incident, and the fire was fully contained at 75 acres. Crews were able to get it under control in about an hour and a half. The fire Continue reading

UPDATE: Fire In Craig Trash Truck

The Craig Fire Department extinguished a small fire this morning that was discovered in the back of a City of Craig trash truck.  Randy Call  the director of Craig Solid Waste Department says he believes the fire was caused by ashes from a fire place which were Continue reading

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