Tag Archives: rescue

Semi Roll-Over Closes Highway 40

A semi truck rolled over on the west side Rabbit Ears pass Thursday afternoon, closing the highway. The semi, which was hauling lumber spilled its load onto the roadway. According to a Facebook post from Steamboat Springs Fire and Rescue, a hazmat team was called in to clean up Continue reading

Near Head On Accident On Highway 40

Two people were injured in a near head on collision outside of the McDonalds in Craig yesterday afternoon. A female driver, who was leaving McDonalds, failed to see a vehicle traveling east, resulting in the vehicles colliding around 3. Airbags deployed in the vehicle that was hit and the Continue reading

Multiple Fires Over The Weekend

Three fires occurred over the weekend in Moffat County. A house caught fire Saturday afternoon on Sequoia Street in Shadow Mountain. It took crews several hours to extinguish the blaze. The building was a total loss. Firefighters also responded to two wildfires, one north and the other west of Craig. The Continue reading

Crews Limit Deep Creek Fire Growth

Crews have been able to limit the growth of the Deep Creek Fire over the last few days, but have not increased containment of the blaze. The lightning started fire, which is burning nine mile northeast of Hayden, is at just over 2,200 acres and is 0% contained. Structures which were immediately threatened by the blaze have been evacuated and those within a five-mile radius of the fire have been placed on Continue reading

Another Climber Rescued In Garfield County

The Garfield County Search and Rescue (SAR) were called out shortly after 8 Saturday night to rescue a male who was stranded on the steep slope above the RFTA bus facility in West Glenwood Springs. Upon arriving at the RFTA building, Search and Rescue called the stranded person and asked that he shine his phone toward Midland Avenue to determine his exact location. Continue reading

3 Men Rescued From Mountainside Near Rifle

Twenty five rescue personnel from Garfield and Mesa Counties were involved in a 21 hour operation to rescue 3 men who had been hiking in the Anvil Points area west of Rifle. The rescue began when Garfield County Emergency Communications received a 911 call from the hikers late Friday afternoon. They were requesting help, as they had climbed up a steep Continue reading

Fire Near Craig Threatens Multiple Buildings

It took Craig firefighters around 5 hours to get a human caused fire under control Sunday afternoon. The fire occurred on private property off of Glabb Lane, 4 miles west of Craig. According to Moffat County Sheriff KC Hume, the fire threatened multiple out-buildings, but Continue reading

Building Catches Fire In Steamboat

A fire occurred in an outbuilding Tuesday morning in the Fairview neighborhood on Manitou Ave in Steamboat.  According to a Steamboat Fire and Rescue representative, crews were quickly able to extinguish the blaze after arriving Continue reading

Fire Destroys Building East Of Steamboat

An outbuilding was destroyed by a fire Wednesday afternoon on Colorado Highway 131 near the base of Rabbit Ears Pass. According to Steamboat fire representative Travis Wilkinson, despite having to truck water into the location, firefighters were able to prevent the fire from Continue reading

UPDATE: Craig Man Dies In Kayaking Accident

The family of the Craig man who died in a kayaking accident over the weekend in Dinosaur National Monument has yet to give consent for his identity to be released to the public. While the victims identity has been widely shared on social media, out of respect for Continue reading

Craig Man Dies In Kayaking Accident

A Craig man died in a kayaking accident over the weekend in Dinosaur National Monument. The 66-year-old was floating the Yampa river in an inflatable kayak Saturday, when he hit a rock near Tepee Rapid, causing his kayak to capsize. The man’s friend, who was floating the river with Continue reading

Raccoon Causes Fire In Moffat County

A raccoon started a wildfire Sunday afternoon on private property, near Moffat County Road 30, southwest of Craig. The raccoon had climbed on a power pole transformer, causing it to spark. Craig Firefighters arrived on the scene around 1:30 and Continue reading