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
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A 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
A fire yesterday afternoon forced the closure of Highway 13 north of Craig for a period of time. The fire started in a trash pile then spread to the surrounding area creating dense smoke, resulting in visibility issues on the highway. The exact cause of the fire is unknown. Craig fire fighters Continue reading
A fire at a home at 95 South Mack Lane sent Craig firefighters into action around 2:30 Tuesday afternoon. The fire began outside the home burning sections of the siding, eves and roof. The fire did encroach into the space between the ceiling and the roof , which required firefighters to tear down a part of the ceiling inside the home to extinguish the fire Continue reading
There was a home fire early Saturday night in Shadow Mountain Village at 1200 Sequoia. The fire began outside on the front porch and scorched the front of the home. According to the Craig fire department the home was not a total loss as the fire was mostly contained to the outside. The source of the fire is believed to have been combustible Continue reading
Craig firefighters responded to a small wildfire just after noon Friday. The fire was in sagebrush and grass about half a mile south of Craig on private land a quarter-mile west of Highway 13. It was determined that the fire was caused by sparks created when a bird contacted a power line. Continue reading
Fumes from a bathroom project that ignited and burst into flames, are believed to be the cause of a fire at a home on Moffat County Road 64, about a mile west of Craig. The fire occurred just before 3 Sunday Afternoon. The fire was contained Continue reading
The 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
Craig 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
Two people were taken to The Memorial Hospital at Craig this morning, after their vehicle rolled down an embankment off of Highway 40. According to the Colorado State Patrol, the crash occurred a little after six this morning, about 3 miles west of Craig. The cause of the accident has yet to be determined, but the vehicle ended up on its top. Firefighters pulled the occupants out of the vehicle, and they were taken to The Memorial Hospital for precautionary purposes. Pictures courtesy of Doug Slaight. Click pictures to enlarge.
This weekend is time change weekend. The key phrase to remember is “Spring forward, Fall Back.” Before going to be Saturday night you should set your clocks back one hour. Firefighters have always maintained that the time change is also a good time to check the batteries in your smoke detector.