Canyon Lakes Firefighter Injured

Contact(s): Reghan Cloudman


Fort Collins, Colo. (Oct. 10, 2016) – A firefighter was injured today on the Pingree Hill Prescribed Burn, located south of Red Feather Lakes, Colo., east of Rustic.

The firefighter was transported to Northern Colorado Medical Center, where his condition is being evaluated.

No other injuries were reported. The Pingree Hill Prescribed Burn project is currently under monitoring status.  Firefighters will remain on scene for several days to patrol.  Today, firefighters were securing the line and monitoring previous days’ burning. Currently, the weather forecast does not allow for continued burning at Pingree Hill until later this week at the earliest.

As always, firefighter and public safety are our highest concern and we will continue emphasizing its importance for not just our firefighters but all of our employees.

Additional information will be provided as available.

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