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Monday, September 22, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘smoke’

Berthoud Fire calls for March 2012

Berthoud Fire calls for March 2012

Berthoud Fire Protection District Incident activity for March 2012 Thursday, March 1 BFPD was called to Fifth St. for a possible chemical hazard. The crew found two 55 gallon drums filled with unknown chemicals and they advised the responsible party to contact a haz-mat mitigation company to remove the drums. BFPD and TVEMS responded to a medical call for a person who had fallen down some stairs on East Colorado Ave. The patient was transported. Friday, March 2 BFPD responded with TVEMS ... Full Story

Berthoud Fire Beat: July 2011

Berthoud Fire Beat: July 2011

Berthoud Fire Protection District Incident Summary, July 2011   Friday, July 1 BFPD responded to power lines down near County Road 4 and Arleigh Dr. Saturday, July 2 BFPD responded to a grass fire on the west side of Interstate 25. A pickup truck was parked in the area of the quickly spreading grass fire. The fire was extinguished and the truck was not damaged. Sunday, July 3 BFPD crew assisted TVEMS with a bicycle accident on WCR 12. One patient was transported. Monday, ... Full Story

Berthoud Fire Beat: June 2011

Berthoud Fire Beat: June  2011

Berthoud Fire Protection District Incident Summary, June 2011   Wednesday, June 1 BFPD responded to a citizen assist for a CO detector alarm at 3200 Cottonwood Lane. The crew replaced the batteries and checked the house for any CO levels. The house was clear.. Thursday, June 2 BFPD responded to a medical call at 2830 Center Ridge Drive. The crew evaluated the patient and the individual was handed over to Thompson Valley EMS for care. BFPD responded to 855 Franklin (non-emergent) ... Full Story

Newly detected chemical in smoke may have serious

Cigarette smoking, burning forests and even cooking fires all release a chemical compound not previously known to exist in significant quantities in smoke and which may have potential human health impacts, says a new study involving the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of Colorado Boulder. The study was conducted by scientists at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, or CIRES -- a joint institute of CU-Boulder and NOAA -- along ... Full Story

Crystal Fire:Burnout scheduled for Saturday

Crystal Fire:Burnout scheduled for Saturday

Fort Collins, CO –Firefighters are planning a burnout Saturday morning April 9 ahead of potentially changing weather.  The burnout will encompass approximately 20-25 acres and is at the north end of the fire; south of Deerpath Road and Larimer County Road 44H, west of County Road 27.  The operation will produce a significant amount of smoke in the area and residents should not call 911 unless they are sure of a new fire. Firefighters are busy today working on preparation for the ... Full Story

Fire at Pioneer Sand and Gravel

Fire at Pioneer Sand and Gravel

The Crystal Fire may be larger, but there was some excitement in Berthoud on Saturday afternoon as firefighters responded to a fire Pioneer Sand Company. David and Julie Dowen of Mead happened to be on had to takes some photos. According to Ms. Dowen, the desk clerk told her that a customer had come into the office and said, "Hey, your mulch is on fire." The call went out to Berthoud Fire who responded to cool things off. Note: You can still get mulch if you need it as it can be delivered ... Full Story

Air quality warning for Larimer County

Air quality warning for Larimer County

The Larimer County Department of Public Health has issued a press release warning citizens downwind of the Crystal Fire about the effects of the smoke.   Larimer County fire affecting air quality The Crystal wildfire (west of Horestooth/Masonville) could continue to cause significant amounts of smoke that could impact Larimer County residents while the fire is active according to local public health officials. “The high winds have been blowing smoke down into neighborhoods ... Full Story

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