Tag Archives: rescue

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

Chimney Fire Highlights Need For Maintenance

chimney fire 200There was a chimney fire at a home on Alpine Court in Steamboat. The Steamboat Springs Fire Department responded to the fire around 8:30 yesterday morning. Crews were able to extinguish the fire in the chimney shortly after their arrival. Damage to the home is considered minimal. This incident is an important reminder to properly maintain your chimney for the Continue reading

Craig Taco Bell Fills With Smoke

taco-bell-fireFire fighters were called to the Craig Taco Bell around 7:15 Monday night after the restaurant filled with smoke.  The cause of the smoke was determined to have been the result of a problem with the heating system.  The restaurant manager said that a belt that drove Continue reading

Early Morning Motel Fire In Craig

img_0728Craig firefighters responded to a fire at the El Monte Inn Motel behind the Ocean Pearl Restaurant around 6:30 this morning. Smoke and fire caused significant damage to one room and infiltrated into at least two adjoining rooms. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Photos from the Continue reading

Car Catches Fire On Highway 40

craig-fire-rescue-300A vehicle caught fire Friday night, after striking a deer on Highway 40 about 13 miles west of Craig. The accident, which occurred around 11:30, caused issues with the engine resulting in it catching fire. The driver of the vehicle was Continue reading

Wildfire Near Moffat County Airport

WILD FIREThere was small wildfire on private property Friday afternoon, on Highway 394, near the Craig and Moffat County Airport. According to a representative from the Craig Fire Department, the fire started due to a Continue reading

Fire Reignites West Of Craig

craig-fire-rescue-300The Craig Fire Department responded to a property on Hill Drive west of Craig Tuesday afternoon. where they found a pile of manure that was smoldering. The manure pile had previously been involved in a fire. The crew was able to quickly control the situation. Firefighters believe the fire rekindled due to high Continue reading

Multi Car Accident On Highway 13

craig-fire-rescue-300An accident occurred yesterday around 6pm near Craig when two vehicles collided on Highway 13 about 5 miles north of town . The driver of one of the vehicles was transported to the Memorial Continue reading