Multiple fires reported in Moffat County Saturday

Staff Report
Smoke billows from burning grass Saturday on property along Moffat County Road 7 north of Craig near Cedar Mountain.
Andy Bockelman/staff

CRAIG — All engines were going Saturday afternoon as multiple fires sprang up across Moffat County.

North of Craig, responders were on the scene wetting down grass on property near Cedar Mountain along Moffat County Road 7, while simultaneously, closer to town, more hoses were in use as emergency personnel tackled a house fire in the Shadow Mountain subdivision.

Also keeping responders busy was a call west of Craig for a wildfire off U.S. Highway 40 near Moffat County roads 90 and 174.

Among the responding agencies were Craig Fire/Rescue, Craig Police Department, Colorado State Patrol, Moffat County Sheriff’s Office and Bureau of Land Management.

Craig Fire/Rescue Battalion Chief Troy Hampton confirmed Saturday that the house fire had been fully extinguished after several hours of work by firefighters, though the building on Shadow Mountain’s Sequoia Street could not be saved.

The names of the owners of the home have not yet been released.

Hampton stated that hot spots were still in action for the wildfires both west and north of town, though neither had significantly grown.

Authorities are still determining the causes of all three fires, though Hampton confirmed no injuries were reported.

Craig Press will have more on the status and causes of these blazes as more information becomes available.

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