Tag Archives: rescue

Funding Secured For 4th Of July Fireworks

The Craig 4th of July Fireworks will take place again this year. The Craig City Council Tuesday night committed $3,000 toward the purchase of fire works. The Craig Fire Department will contribute $2,000 and Moffat County has budgeted $3,000. Because of budgetary issues, the council did consider 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

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

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

Identity Of Avalanche Victim Released

The Garfield County coroner has released the identity of the man who died Tuesday in an avalanche in the Flat Tops. The man has been identified as 55 year old Jesse Christensen from Steamboat.  Christensen was riding with Sean Searle, Continue reading

UPDATED-Missing Snowmobiler Found

Search and rescue crews were able to locate 61 year old Chris Zigler of Baggs Monday morning, after he did not return from a Sunday snowmobiling excursion. Zigler was by himself riding his snowmobile yesterday in the northeast corner of Moffat County near Bakers Peak. Zigler was reported missing around 2 Monday morning.  He Continue reading

Chimney Fire Near Craig

Craig Firefighters responded to a chimney fire Tuesday night at a house on Cedar Trail near Moffat County Road 7, northwest of Craig. The fire was contained within the chase of the chimney, and crews were able to extinguish it shortly after arriving on the scene.  No one was Continue reading

Space Heater Starts Blaze

Fire destroyed a pickup Wednesday at a home near Craig City Park.  Use of an electric space heater under the hood of the truck ignited the blaze.  The vehicle was fully engulfed in flames when Craig Firefighters arrived just before noon.  The fire was quickly extinguished.  No other property was Continue reading