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Basalt firefighters battle blaze at gun range, rescue kitten from tree

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BASALT – No job was too big or too small this week for the Basalt Fire Department. Firefighters scrambled Saturday to contain a wildfire at the Basalt Shooting Range. They climbed steep slopes in hot temperatures to prevent the fire from spreading up a hillside.

Firefighters showed their versatility by rescuing a kitten that had been stuck in a tree outside the Alpine Bank at Willits Town Center for a good chunk of July 31.

Following are all the calls from July 30 through Sunday:



July 30 at 12:26 p.m.: Responded to Hooks Spur Road for an arm injury. Patient was transported to the hospital.

July 30 at 1:53 p.m.: Responded to J.W. Drive for a vehicle accident without injuries.




July 30 at 3:44 p.m.: Responded to Toner Creek Road for a carbon monoxide alarm. No hazards were found.

July 31 at 3:57 p.m.: Responded to East Valley Road to get a kitten out of a tree.

July 31 at 8:03 p.m.: Responded to School Street for a person with a cut hand, who refused transport.

Aug. 1 at 10:41 p.m.: Responded to 19000 Highway 82 for a medical call.

Thursday at 2:17 p.m.: Responded to Southside Drive for a medical assist.

Thursday at 6:28 p.m.: Responded to East Emma Road for a person with a leg injury, who was transported to the hospital.

Friday at 9:53 a.m.: Responded to East Valley Road for a person with abdominal pain, who was transported to the hospital.

Friday at 9:37 p.m.: Responded to Elk Run Drive for a bicycle accident. The patient was transported to the hospital.

Saturday at 10:03 a.m.: Responded to West Sopris Creek Road for a person who had fallen off a horse. The patient was transported to the hospital.

Saturday at 11:57 a.m.: Responded to the Lake Christine shooting range for a wildfire. The fire burned 2 acres, and the cause is under investigation.

Saturday at 6:58 p.m.: Responded to 24650 Highway 82 for a smoke report. No smoke was found.

Saturday at 9:04 p.m.: Responded to Basalt Avenue for a fuel spill. The hazard was mitigated.

Sunday at 1:26 p.m.: Responded to Lava Drive for a medical problem. The person refused transport.


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