Cattle Creek barn lost in fire Thursday north of Carbondale |

Cattle Creek barn lost in fire Thursday north of Carbondale

John Stroud
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
A fire up Cattle Creek Road outside Carbondale Thursday evening resulted in the total loss of a barn structure at the Full Throttle Ranch, according to Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District officials.

A barn structure was a total loss Thursday night after Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District firefighters were called to a fire at the Full Throttle Ranch up Cattle Creek Road north of Carbondale.

The fire was reported at 6:15 p.m. Thursday at 8076 County Road 113. Upon arrival, firefighters found a wooden barn building that was fully involved in fire, according to a CRFPD news release.

The roof of the barn building had collapsed by the time firefighters arrived. The ranch caretaker reported there were no people or animals in the barn, so firefighters worked to protect other structures in the vicinity while letting the fire burn itself out, according to the release sent late Friday afternoon.

“The safety of firefighters was our top priority,” Lt. Ashley Buss said in the release. “We were in an area with a limited water supply and had to shuttle water to the scene. Even with this limitation, the firefighters did a great job keeping the fire contained to one building.”

The fire is being investigated by CRFPD with the assistance of the Garfield County Fire Investigation team. It is not believed to be suspicious, the release stated.

No loss amount had been determined as of Friday, but the barn is a total loss. There were no firefighter or civilian injuries.

Basalt-based Roaring Fork Fire Rescue and the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department also responded to the incident.

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