One injured in propane incident at Glenwood Springs farmers market |

One injured in propane incident at Glenwood Springs farmers market

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A propane leak at the Seventh Street Farmers Market ignited, resulting in one person suffering multiple burns Tuesday evening.

The incident occurred shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to a city news release. Propane leaked from a 100-pound. tank at one of the vendor’s booths, although an investigation led by Fire Marshal Greg Bak was unable to determine the ignition source. Bak’s investigation concluded the fire was an accident.

The injured person was transported by ambulance to Valley View Hospital, but no other information was given about their condition. 

Market vendors were able to extinguish the flames and shut off the valve of the propane tank before first responders arrived. 

“Always remember to properly use, store, and handle propane tanks. See ‘Fire Prevention’ at for propane tank safety tips,” wrote Glenwood Springs Fire Department emergency service coordinator Mina Bolton in a press release. 

First responders included a fire engine, ambulance, incident commander, five firefighters and the fire marshal.

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