At 9:44 p.m. on Sunday, January 4, 2015, Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District was paged for a report of a structure fire at Propane Services, 1058 County Road 100, Carbondale. While en-route, dispatch reported that a propane delivery truck was on fire. The first responding fire engine was on scene in 15 minutes.
When the first responding engine arrived on scene, they found the cab of a propane truck fully involved in fire, with flames reaching the propane tank. The fire was extinguished and the propane tank cooled before it had a chance to activate the pressure relief valve or catch on fire.
There were no injuries reported. The propane truck was seriously damaged; however no dollar amount has been determined at this time. The cause of the fire is under investigation but is not believed to be arson.
The fire department responded with three fire trucks and 12 personnel.
Carbondale Fire Deputy Chief Bill Gavette said, “The engine crew did an excellent job of quickly controlling the fire and preventing a much more serious event.”
Basalt Fire Department and Garfield County Sheriff’s Department also responded to this incident.
For more information regarding this incident, please contact Carbondale Fire Deputy Chief Bill Gavette at firstname.lastname@example.org or (970) 963-2491.