Family escapes house fire in Craig |

Family escapes house fire in Craig

Fire fighters from Craig Fire/Rescue work to extinguish as fire 90 S. Mack Lane on Tuesday afternoon. No one was injured in the fire and the inside of the home was not extensively damaged.
Courtesy/Doug Slaight

Emergency responders extinguished a house fire on Mack Lane in Craig around 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The fire started outside the residence in a patio area on the west end and entered the roof structure but was put out before getting further into the house, Craig Fire/Rescue Chief KC Hume said.

“We were able to suppress it before it spread through the roof itself,” Hume said.

No one was injured and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

Misty Noland was inside the home with her three-year-old son, Tanner, and one-week-old daughter, Addison, when she opened up the side door and saw the porch engulfed in flames.

“I saw that smoke coming in the house and me and my babies were out of there,” she said.

Misty, who rents the home, didn’t even have time to put shoes on before getting in her car and driving down the road, away from the fire. Thankfully, she keeps an emergency bag with clothes for her kids in the car, she said.

There was no hesitation in leaving the home and getting her family to safety, Misty said.

“As long as we’re all OK, that’s what matters,” she said. “Stuff can be replaced — my family can’t.”

The house is not completely destroyed, Hume said, noting that the damage was primarily on the outside of the structure.

Responding agencies include Craig Fire/Rescue, Moffat County Sheriff’s Office, The Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services and Craig Police Department.

Contact Patrick Kelly at 970-875-1795 or Contact Patrick Kelly at 970-875-1795 or or follow him on Twitter @M_PKelly.Contact Patrick Kelly at 970-875-1795 or or follow him on Twitter @M_PKelly.

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