Carbondale Fire Responds to Structure Fire

December 16, 2013

Carbondale, CO – On Sunday, December 15 at 6:37 p.m., Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District was paged for a report of a structure fire at 251 Bobcat Lane, (Redstone Ranch Acres subdivision) Redstone.

Upon arrival, flames were visible outside the chimney chase.  The first fire officer on scene worked with a neighbor and they were able to hold the fire from progressing until the first fire engine arrived.

The fire had extended in to the framing, but firefighters were able to contain the fire to the chimney area.

The homeowners were not at home when the fire began. A neighbor gained entry and released a dog from the residence.

There were no firefighter or civilian injuries. No loss amount has been determined at this time.  The cause of the fire is currently being investigated.

The fire department responded with four fire trucks and 18 personnel.  The fire was reported as being under control at 7:40 pm, though firefighters remained on scene until after 9:30 pm.

Carbondale Fire Chief Ron Leach said, “The Carbondale firefighters did an excellent job of containing this fire to the chimney chase and immediate area.  The next door neighbor saved this house by his quick response. He kept the fire at bay with his fire extinguishers until the fire department arrived.”

The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Department and the Red Cross also responded to this incident.

For more information regarding this incident, please contact Carbondale Fire Chief Ron Leach at 970-963-2491 or leach@carbondalefire.org .

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