Wrap-up for Basalt Fire Department
BASALT – The following are the calls the Basalt Fire Department responded to between April 2 and Sunday. Wildland fires, or the threats of brush fires, are particularly prevalent right now.
April 2 at 1:22 p.m.: Responded as mutual aid with the Snowmass Fire Department to a small tractor on fire in a garage. Occupants had removed the tractor from the building and extinguished the fire. Fire crews inspected the structure for any fire extension into the building. None was found.
April 4 at 3:54 a.m.: Responded to Basalt for a fire alarm. No emergency was found.
April 4 at 7:20 a.m.: Responded to Snowmass for a person who was kicked by a horse. The patient was transported to the hospital.
April 4 at 7:59 a.m.: Responded to a medical call at Basalt High School for a person who had fainted. The patient was transported to the hospital.
April 4 at 7:20 p.m.: Responded to a medical call in Basalt. One patient was transported to the hospital.
April 4 at 7:40 p.m.: Responded to a smoke report on Missouri Heights. The cause was a controlled burn.
April 4 at 8:02 p.m.: Responded to a medical call in El Jebel for a person complaining of heart-attack-like symptoms. The patient was transported to the hospital.
April 4 at 8:20 p.m.: Responded to Lower River Road for a carbon monoxide alarm. No hazards were found.
April 6 at 2:22 p.m.: Responded to Basalt High School for a fire alarm. No emergency was found.
April 6 at 3:48 p.m.: Responded to a mutual aid request from the Carbondale and Rural Fire Department for a wildland fire near old Highway 82. Crews extinguished the fire.
April 7 at 9:13 p.m.: Responded to El Jebel for a smoke report. Smoke was found to be coming from a chimney.
April 7 at 1:46 p.m.: Responded to El Jebel to advise a homeowner not to burn brush.
April 7 at 3:55 p.m.: Responded to Basalt for a medical alarm. The alarm was activated accidentally.
April 7 at 5:31 p.m.: Responded to a mutual aid request from the Carbondale Fire Department for a wildland fire. Crews were released due to darkness but returned the next day to fully extinguish the fire.
April 8 at 8:33 a.m.: Dispatched to a smoke report but were canceled en route.
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