Busy Sunday morning in Breckenridge | SummitDaily.com

Busy Sunday morning in Breckenridge

Janice Kurbjun
summit daily news

Breckenridge’s Red, White and Blue Fire District had a busy Sunday morning responding to two calls before noon.

The first was at roughly 6:15 a.m. when the fire district stood by with an ambulance on a sheriff’s office call, Red, White and Blue spokeswoman Kim Scott said.

Officials arrived at a residence on Huron Road, and called Summit County Coroner Joanne Richardson on the report of a suicide of a 33-year-old female who was well-known to the police, Richardson’s report stated. The scene was found to be “consistent with circumstances,” but an autopsy is being ordered because more than one mode of death was involved, and it’s unknown which occurred first.

The second call was hailed by sirens echoing through the streets of south Breckenridge as, at just after 9 a.m., vehicles approached the Timberline Circle home of a smoking woodstove whose flue was “very hot” with smoke spewing inside the home, but there were no flames, a Red, White and Blue incident report stated. The incident nor the response caused damage to the home or the stove, however, officials notified the homeowner that they likely have creosote buildup in the pipe, which was installed in February and has two 90-degree bends. The owners burn mostly pine to heat the home daily and they turn down the damper at night for the fire to last longer.

“We want to remind people to have their chimneys cleaned and inspected each year,” Scott said, particularly after a long, cold winter where the stove might see significant use.

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