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Animal Nest Causes Car To Catch Fire

An animal nest is believed to have caused a vehicle fire yesterday afternoon in Steamboat. The vehicle had reportedly been in storage for a period of time before it was driven yesterday. The driver was able to pull the vehicle over and exit safely, after smoke became visible in the cab of the car. Other drivers in Continue reading

Cutting Torches Cause Grass Fire

A grass fire near the Empire Mine yesterday afternoon was caused by part of the decommissioning process of the mine. Crews are currently using cutting torches to break up the metal infrastructure of the mine. High winds yesterday lead to sparks from the torches igniting a small grass Continue reading

Telephone Pole Fire May Have Been Intentional

Craig Firefighters responded to a telephone pole that was on fire Tuesday morning on School Street in Craig. According to Battalion Commander Troy Hampton, a homeowner near the pole discovered the fire and put it out utilizing a personal fire extinguisher. Yampa Valley Electric crews were called in to Continue reading

Fire Near Buford 100% Contained

Favorable weather conditions Wednesday allowed crews to make good progress controlling the wildfire burning off Rio Blanco County Road 8, near Buford. The fire was the result of a private burn that got out of control. As of seven Wednesday night the 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

Murdoch’s In Craig Evacuated

The Murdoch’s store in Craig was evacuated for a period of time Wednesday morning, due to a gas leak. Employees working in the warehouse in the back of the store reported the smell of gas. After shutting off the main gas line into the store, firefighters 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

UPDATE: Fire Closes Highway 13

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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

Home Fire Tuesday Afternoon

fire July 12 2016 DA 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

UPDATE: Craig Home Catches Fire

IMG_9055There 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

Wildfire South Of Craig

RED FLAGCraig 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 Cause Bathroom Fire To Home In Moffat County

Fire Feb 28 2 edit Fire Feb 28 1 editFumes 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