Chimney fire flares up Saturday in Moffat County |

Chimney fire flares up Saturday in Moffat County

Staff Report
Firefighters attend to a chimney at a home on Moffat County 81 west of Craig.

CRAIG — Emergency personnel responded to a chimney fire the afternoon of Saturday, Jan. 6, about 7 miles west of Craig.

The call came in shortly after 3 p.m. and was reported as a possible blaze at a residence on Moffat County Road 81, along U.S. Highway 40.

Craig Fire/Rescue, Moffat County Sheriff’s Office and Memorial Regional Health were on the scene.

Residents of the home were safely outside when responders arrived. They reported being outside and seeing flames come out of the chimney from a fire in their wood-burning stove and were concerned it was out of control, though Fire Chief KC Hume said firefighters determined the situation was not an emergency.