Breckenridge blaze draws 20 firefighters |

Breckenridge blaze draws 20 firefighters

Special to the Daily/Jay T. Nelson, RWB

Firefighters were able to extinguish a fire that ignited in an unoccupied structure on North Pine Street in Breckenridge early Tuesday morning.

Teams from Red, White and Blue Fire Protection District and Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue responded with a total of 20 firefighters responded to the call at 6 a.m. and were able to contain and put out the blaze quickly.

It was a county employee who spotted and called in the fire Tuesday morning.

“The quick actions of a county road and bridge worker prevented this fire from damaging the entire structure,” Red, White and Blue fire chief Jim Keating said. “The home had operational smoke detectors that would have provided notification of the fire to the occupants if they were home.”

The fire originated in the home’s mechanical room.

The owner of the property said there had been problems with the boiler, which might have been a factor in the ignition, according to a statement from Red, White and Blue.

A mechanical contractor was reportedly addressing the boiler problem.

Fire officials reminded the public to check that smoke detectors are operating properly on a monthly basis and have heating systems inspected by licensed professionals annually.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

As a Summit Daily News reader, you make our work possible.

Now more than ever, your financial support is critical to help us keep our communities informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having on our residents and businesses. Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference.

Your donation will be used exclusively to support quality, local journalism.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User