Red, White & Blue Fire releases recent fire causes |

Red, White & Blue Fire releases recent fire causes

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Summit County, CO ColoradoBRECKENRIDGE – Firefighters with the Red, White & Blue Fire District have been busy responding to five fires in the last two months. Fire investigator and deputy fire marshal Jay Nelson recently provided an update on the causes of those blazes:n The fire at a home under construction at 350 Timber Trail on Oct. 10 started when construction materials fell onto a 100 pound propane heater. The Town of Breckenridge building department has determined that there is no structural damage to the house. The fire damage was minimal.n A fire on Oct. 11 at unit E-2 at NOW Colorado started because of an improperly installed chimney. At this time, all chimneys in the complex are suspected to have been installed improperly, and Red, White & Blue is working with the management company, the Town of Breckenridge building department and the homeowner’s association to correct the situation. n A large blaze at 215 S. Highland Terrace on Oct. 27 started in the hot tub machinery. The equipment is currently being evaluated by the insurance company to determine the exact failure point.n A fire on Nov. 8 at 175 Shadows Drive started outside the log home on the covered deck. Combustible materials, such as storage boxes, combined with heavy winds, which contributed to the spread of the fire. Fire damage was most severe on the exterior of the deck-side of the house. A small fire occurred on Nov. 21 at the concierge desk at Valdora Mountain Lodge, and was started by a portable DVD player.

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