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Firefighters Monitoring Blackwall Fire

fire season smallFirefighters are still monitoring the Blackwall Fire near Meeker. The fire covers about one acre. The area received about 400 lightning strikes from Tuesday thunderstorms, forcing the monitoring crew to seek Continue reading

Fire In Shadow Mountain Subdivision Destroys Chicken Coop

An electric heat lamp was determined to have been the cause of a fire late Saturday night in Craig’s Shadow Mountain Subdivision.  The fire, which consumed a chicken coop was reported by a neighbor.  A number of chickens and turkeys were killed in the blaze.  Craig Continue reading

Steamboat Home Destroyed by Fire

STEAMBOAT FIRE RESCUEA Steamboat home was destroyed by fire yesterday. Fortunately the occupants of the house were able to escape without much harm. One occupant and two firefighters were treated at Yampa Valley Medical Center for minor injuries. The house was located on Apres Ski Way, and firefighters say the upstairs portion of the house Continue reading

Firefighters Battle Silo Blaze

IMG_1576Firefighters responded to a fire at Goodrich Mud Company in Craig, located on Industrial Avenue near 1st Street Saturday. According to reports, the fire started at the top of the sand silos located on the property, while welders were doing routine maintenance work. The fire took about half an Continue reading

Highway 64 Crash Victim Identified

RIO BALNCO SHERRIFAuthorities have released the name of the victim killed in last week’s car crash on Highway 64. Firefighters responded to the scene after a call of a brush fire on the side of the highway. When they got there, they found a vehicle engulfed in flames. After extinguishing the blaze, a body was found in the car. The Rio Continue reading

Returning to Daylight Saving Time

TIME CHANGEThis weekend is time change weekend. On Sunday morning we return to Daylight Savings Time. Remember the key phrase “Spring Forward, Fall Back”, and set your clocks forward 1 hour before going to bed tomorrow night. Firefighters also suggest you use the reminder to change the batteries in your home and business smoke detectors.

No Injuries in Accident at 4th and Ranney

Vehicle-Accident-300Craig Fire Rescue had to extricate the driver of a pick-up truck this morning after an accident on 4th and Ranney in Craig.  According to firefighters, the driver wasn’t seriously hurt, but was unable to get out of his truck after it was broadsided by an Interstate Batteries truck.  The other driver was uninjured.  The driver of the pick-up was taken to Continue reading

Craig Firefighters Respond to House Fire

craig-fire-rescue-300A house on Moffat County Road 103 burned early Saturday morning. Firefighters responded to the blaze at around 2 Saturday morning. Reports say the home is not a complete loss, but is not habitable at the moment. The fire is believed to be caused by a coal-burning stove, but the investigation is ongoing. Nobody was seriously hurt in the blaze.

Returning to Mountain Standard Time

TIME CHANGEThis weekend is “time change” weekend. Sunday, we return to Mountain Standard Time. The key phrase to remember is “Spring Forward, Fall Back”. So remember to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed tomorrow night. This is also the time firefighters suggest you change the batteries in your home’s smoke alarms. The Continue reading

Prescribed Burn Near Walden

controlled-burns-300Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge staff in Jackson County plan to take advantage of the fall weather to burn the grasslands near the Hampton Ranch site, and along the Illinois River near the refuge’s northern boundary. The objectives of Continue reading

Accident in Craig Sends One Person to Hospital

Vehicle-Accident-300One person was injured in a two-vehicle accident on Victory Way in Craig yesterday morning, near Cook Ford.  Details of the accident aren’t clear, but firefighters responding to the scene said the crash Continue reading

Alkali Fire 50% Contained

WILDFIREAs firefighters brought the 20,690-acre Alkali Fire burning 14 miles north of Maybell to 50 percent containment yesterday, other crews responded to numerous other starts.  Cloud cover Continue reading