Chimney fire flares up Saturday in Moffat County
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.
The Shed Fire was reported as 80% contained in a Facebook post by Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office Monday, July 22.