Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue
Lake Dillon firefighters worked into the evening Tuesday after a tractor-trailer carrying hundreds of vehicle batteries crashed on Interstate 70 east of Silverthorne.
A man whom firefighters pulled from a burning home in Silverthorne on Friday has died, the Summit County Coroner’s Office said.
Quick action from firefighters kept a small wildfire from spreading near Silverthorne.
More than 50 vehicles have been caught up in crashes on Interstate 70 as heavy snow and wind move through the Colorado mountains.
A well-known home in Summit County was destroyed by fire on Tuesday.
In the northeast part of the state fire danger ranges from high to even extreme thanks to the warm weather and low humidity. The danger is much lower in the high country, but it doesn’t take long for that to change.
It’s just a week from Election Day and there are nervous firefighters in the high country as at least four fire districts are asking for a tax increase.
Governments all over Colorado have had to make budget cuts because of the recession and the two fire departments in Summit County are no exception. They will have to make do with $1 million less funding next year.
Investigators say they suspect arson in a fire that heavily damaged the Frisco Historic Park Museum.