Around 3:20 p.m., Engine 17 responded to a 911 call for a tree on fire in the area of 1st St. and Pieper Rd., in Wellington. Engine 17 arrived on scene to find a large cottonwood tree with smoke showing nearthe base of the tree trunk. After further investigation, firefighters discovered the tree had been burning for a while. They decided to cut down the tree to extinguish spots burning on the inside of the tree and to prevent it from spreading to the other trees in the area. With the assistance of Engine 16, firefighters we able to cut the tree down and extinguish the spots burning on the inside.
The cause of the fire is unknown. This area is a known hangout spot for kids. We are asking you to remind your kids and teenagers that matches, lighters, or anything else that produces fire is not a toy. This incident also serves as a good reminder for adults of how dry the vegetation is. We’re asking for your help to create one less spark by being cautious when doing any outside activity that can create sparks.
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Introducing virtual art classes, ages 6-10 🖼 🎨 👉 These introductory classes are geared towards those that love drawing and want to expand their skills. The first four sessions will focus on cartooning!
👉 Classes will take place live (virtually) from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday for 4 weeks, starting February 2nd.
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CU South Annexation
Changes are being considered at the CU South property and we want to hear from you!
The University of Colorado Boulder is seeking to annex land it owns near Table Mesa Drive into the City of Boulder, anddonate about 80 acres of that land to the city for improved flood mitigation and for open space. We want to know what you think should be included in the annexation agreement.
Learn more and take the questionnaire by Feb. 15.
Jan. 15 County Road 9 Barn Fire – Wellington Fire Protection District
Around 8:30 p.m. on January 15, Wellington Fire responded to a structure fire on N. County Road 9, north of Wellington. When Engine 16 arrived on scene, they saw a barn approximately 1,000 square feet in sizefully engulfed in flames. Firefighters began a defensive attack on the fire to prevent it from spreading to a nearby home and field. Additional personnel and a water tender were requested from Poudre Fire Authority due to the lack of fire hydrants in the area. Firefighters from both agencies were able to control the fire shortly after arriving on scene. Firefighters with Wellington remained on scene overnight to put out hotspots and monitor for any flare-ups.
Three people were inside the barn when the fire started. Everyone was out of the building when Engine 16 arrived on scene. One person was transported to a local hospital by UCHealth with injuries. Two others were evaluated and released at the scene. The cause of the fire is unknown, and the investigation has been turned over to Wellington Fire investigators.
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