Moderate fire danger in the high country enable local departments to lend a hand with Black Forest Fire
By Bob Berwyn
SUMMIT COUNTY — With only a moderate potential for wildfires in Summit County, local firefighters have been sent to the Front Range to help fight the destructive Black Forest Fire. The assignment could last as long as two weeks, according to a press release from Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue.
The fire northeast of Colorado Springs has already destroyed about 80 to 100 homes and forced the evacuation of several thousand residents, and more homes are still at risk.
Kenosha steakhouse kitchen explosion results in evacuation of popular eatery
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY —A can of cooking spray that over-heated and exploded injured two employees and resulted in the evacuation of the Kenosha Steakhouse in Breckenridge, Colorado, Wednesday evening at about 5:30 p.m.
The two employees were transported by personal vehicle to the local hospital for treatment.
Local community will gather to commemorate 10-year anniversary of terrorist attack and celebrate the spirit and memory of firefighters, police officers and others who saved lives
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Residents of the high country will have the opportunity to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist assault on the U.S. at a dedication and remembrance ceremony, to be held 8:30 a.m. at the High Country Training Center, where local firefighters prepare for fires and other emergencies.
A steel artifact from one of the World Trade Center towers will be enshrined as a lasting reminder of the day and a tribute to the many firefighters, police officers and others who gave their all to save as many lives as possible in the aftermath of the attack.
“We invite the public to join us in remembering all of the emergency personnel, as well as civilians, who lost their lives that day,” said Red, White & Blue Fire Chief Lori Miller. “We can continue to honor their spirits by staying focused, working hand in hand with the public and training diligently,” she said. Continue reading “Summit County: A piece of 9/11 wreckage finds new meaning”→
Texas Forest Service says fires have spread across 1.4 million acres
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — A cold front sweeping through parts of Texas brought cooler temperatures and more humidity, helping firefighters battling the Pk Fire Complex near Possum Kingdom Lake.
According to the April 21 Texas Forest Service incident management report a stationary cold front across central Texaas will generate some scattered showers and thunderstorms, with generally more moist conditions across much of the state.
The exception is in the west and northwest, with drier air in place and forecast gusty southwest winds up to 30 mph, along with relative humidity readings in the single digits.
SUMMIT COUNTY — Firefighters concentrated on mopping up hot spots at the Fourmile Canyon Fire Saturday after a night flight using infrared equipment helped pinpoint areas prone to flaring up, especially near structures.
The technique is commonly used at fires because it provides a quick and accurate overview. The results of Friday night’s flight showed several areas of isolated heat, but no large pockets of intense heat as were seen previously.
Morning ground patrols confirmed the information from the flight. Officials said the fire is 56 percent contained. Full containment is expected by Sept. 13. The fire started Sept. 6 and has burned within a perimeter spanning about 6.400 acres. The cost of fighting the fire so far is estimated at $4.9 million. More than 160 structures have been burned. Continue reading “Fourmile Canyon firefighting costs at $4.9 million”→