Community News

  • Structure Fire on Highway 82

    Posted June 25, 2019 by Jenny Cutright

    Around 4 a.m. on June 25, 2019, Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District was paged to a report of a structure fire at an upholstery shop located at 12665 Highway 82, Carbondale.

    Upon arrival, firefighters found a large workshop with visible flames on two sides of the building and heavy…

  • Structure Fire in River Valley Ranch

    Posted June 21, 2019 by Jenny Cutright

    Around 4:45 p.m. on June 20, 2019, Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District was paged to 455 Boundary Lane, Carbondale, for a report of a structure fire. 

    Upon arrival, firefighters found a home with smoke coming out of the building. They located a fire burning in the crawl space. Area…

  • "Only You Can Prevent Wildfires"

    Posted June 17, 2019 by Jenny Cutright

    Wildfire Preparedness
    Wildfires can happen anywhere, at anytime, and although we have had a great winter, and wet spring, it is still important to be prepared to protect yourself and your property.

    Tips to Protect Your Home

    One of the best ways to protect your home is to build…

  • Redstone & Lake Christine Community Meetings 2019

    Posted June 7, 2019 by Jenny Cutright

    If you missed the Redstone or Lake Christine burn scar area Community Meetings you can watch the videos here.

     

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  • Accident on Highway 82 Sends Five to the Hospital

    Posted May 26, 2019 by Jenny Cutright

    PRESS RELEASE | May 26, 2019
    Highway 82 Accident Sends Five to the Hospital

    Carbondale, Colo. – Around 2:24 p.m. on May 26, 2019, Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District was paged to mile marker 7 on Highway 82, for a report of a two-car accident.

    Upon arrival, crews…

  • Mudslides, Debris Flows, and Flash Floods, Oh My!

    Posted May 24, 2019 by Jenny Cutright

    It’s not surprising that with a wet, snow packed winter, come the threats of mudslides and flash floods in the spring. In our case this year, with a historical high for snow pack, mixed with the burn scar from last summer’s Lake Christine Fire, we need to be on high…

  • Don't Get Rocked! Stay Safe This Spring

    Posted April 23, 2019 by Jenny Cutright

    As the seasons change, so do the hazards of driving through the Rocky Mountains.
    With spring in full swing, it is important to keep in mind that the chances of rock and mudslides happening are much higher than other times of the year. As snow melts and the temperatures…

  • A Few Reminders Before Open Burning

    Posted March 26, 2019 by Jenny Cutright
    We had our first out of control controlled burn of the year yesterday.  Fortunately, we were called before it got big and we helped put it out.

  • Spring Into Fire Prevention

    Posted March 15, 2019 by Jenny Cutright

    During the month of March, we want to focus on fire safety for older adults. The risk of injury, as well as death, from a fire is twice as likely to happen to people over the age of 65. We’ve compiled some great tips and tricks to keep yourself, and…

  • Keep Your Heart Happy

    Posted February 8, 2019 by Jenny Cutright

    February is American heart month so let’s talk heart health. We want you to live a long and healthy life. Whether you have trouble with your blood pressure, stress, or perhaps have a bad habit you’d like to kick, we have some tips and tricks to keep your heart beating.…