No injuries reported in Carbondale structure fire late Friday evening
No loss amount has been determined at this time, though a portion of the main structure near the back, the garage, the ADU and shed are all a total loss.
No injuries were reported but a structure sustained significant damage in a fire in Carbondale on Friday night, the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District said in a Saturday news release.
Responders were dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 11 Crystal Circle on Friday night around 9:46 p.m..
The first fire apparatus arrived on scene within four minutes and upon arrival firefighters found a shed fully engulfed in flames. The fire had already extended to the eaves of the home, the back side of the main structure, the garage, and the additional dwelling unit (ADU) that was situated on top of the garage, according to the release.
Firefighters were able to stop the fire from extending further into the main structure.
Homes on each side of 11 Crystal Circle were temporarily evacuated for safety during the main fire attack.
“This was burning in a number different places when we arrived on scene,” Chief Rob Goodwin said in the release. “It looks to have begun in a shed in between two residences and had ignited the garage and an ADU on top of the garage when we arrived. It was a difficult fire to control as the main fire was in the back of the structure and firefighters had to fight it from front and back. We asked our neighboring fire departments for help and Glenwood Springs Fire Department and Roaring Fork Fire Rescue helped us extinguish this the fire and prevent further spread.”
The cause of the fire will be investigated by Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District and Carbondale Police Department. No loss amount had been determined at the time of the incident, though a portion of the main structure near the back, the garage, the ADU and shed are all a total loss.
Carbondale Fire responded with four fire apparatus and 16 personnel. Glenwood Springs Fire Department and Roaring Fork Fire Rescue both assisted with one fire apparatus each. Carbondale Police Department and Garfield County Sheriff’s Department also responded to this incident.
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