Basalt Fire Department calls
Editor’s note: The following are the fire and medical calls that Basalt Fire Department responded to between Aug. 5 and Monday.
Aug. 5 at noon — Medical call to Basalt Police Department to assess a person who was involved in an accident. Patient was transported to Valley View Hospital.
Aug. 5 at 3:35 p.m. — Medical call to the Old Snowmass area for a person complaining of being ill for a few days. Patient was transported to Aspen Valley Hospital.
Aug. 6 at 12:31 p.m. — Medical call to downtown Basalt for a person complaining of chest pains. Patient was transported to Valley View Hospital.
Aug. 7 at 10:59 a.m. — Medical call to Mid Valley Medical Center for a person with a hip injury. Patient was transported to Aspen Valley Hospital.
Aug. 8 at 1:12 p.m. — Assisted Carbondale ambulance with a medical call in Missouri Heights area.
Aug. 8 at 5:10 p.m. — Medical call for a person who had a seizure and fell. Patient was examined by medics and refused transport.
Aug. 8 at 6:51 p.m. — Law enforcement officers paged a medical team to evaluate a person. The person was gone upon arrival.
Aug. 8 at 8:30 p.m. — A law enforcement officer paged a medical team to El Jebel. One patient was transported to Aspen Valley Hospital.
Aug. 9 at 11:15 p.m. — Call for a defective smoke detector in Basalt. Assisted homeowner with replacing batteries.
Sunday at 1:08 p.m. — A person walked into the Basalt Fire Station complaining of pain on the left side. The patient refused transport to a hospital.
Monday at 1:40 a.m. — A person experienced a diabetic episode in the El Jebel area. The patient refused treatment and transport to a hospital.
Monday at 4:15 p.m. — Sent an engine and crew to assist the fire departments of Carbondale and Glenwood Springs with the Red Canyon wildland fire. It was a multi-day assist.
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The Sylvan Fire burning 12 miles south of Eagle nearly doubled in size overnight into Tuesday morning. The fire has grown to 2,630 acres — a little more than 4 square miles — since it ignited Sunday afternoon.