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Training Fire at Lamar High School

The Prowers County Rural Fire Department conducted a control burn grass fire in the fields just west of the Lamar High School last night, March 9th.  The area was between the soccer field and the livestock barn used by agricultural students.  Rural Fire Chief Staffon Warn said the calm night provided an opportunity for a […]

Safety Offer from Prowers County Rural Fire Department

Time is our enemy. In an Emergency, locating the caller’s address as soon as possible is the first step in saving lives and property. Time wasted searching for the proper address is one thing many callers to 911 don’t have. The Prowers County 911 system will determine where the emergency call is coming from. However, […]

Garage Fire Quickly Contained by Prowers County Rural Fire Dept

  The Prowers County Rural Fire Department extinguished a structure fire at the Meadows at 8088 CR MM.3 this past Sunday, August 2, 2015. The call was received at 10:30 in the morning and the Prowers County Sheriff’s office  also responded. A detached garage, measuring 30’ x 25’ was on fire and the flames were in […]

Semi Fire Near Gobbler’s Knob Torches Acreage

A semi hauling avocados caught fire 23 miles south of Lamar this past Saturday morning, February 7.  The Prowers County Rural Fire Department responded  to the scene at 8:30am as the cab was burning and the fire had spread to the refrigerated portion of the semi. Highway 287 was closed to one lane by the […]

Insulation Fire Claims Trailer Home

  Early reports indicate electrical arcing on electrical heat tape caused insulation covering water lines to catch fire and burn from the pipe to other segments of a trailer home on CR3 near the Lamar Airport Saturday morning. The Prowers County Rural Fire Department responded at 9:43am, just minutes after the alarm was called in […]

Sparks Torch Debris at Holly School Old Gym

  (courtesy photo) Sparks from a cutting torch ignited construction debris at the old gym at the former Holly school Wednesday afternoon, July 10.  Holly Fire Chief, Kyle Neill said the wood in the gym was very old and extremely dry.  The debris had been piled up to quite a height inside the building.  “We […]

Swift Response Contains Arkansas River Bottom Fire

Arkansas River Bottom Fire June 14th, 2013- Fire Report Prowers County Rural Fire Department was called to a fire on the Arkansas River bottom Friday evening June 14th, the fire was fueled by high winds and the extremely dry vegetation.  The department responded with 15 firefighters and 7 apparatus.  Mutual aid was immediately called for […]

Two Seriously Injured in Two Truck Crash in Prowers County

The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating an injury crash that occurred on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at approximately 3:05 PM on Hwy 50 approximately 3 miles west of Lamar.  A 2013 International semi tractor-trailer driven by 30 year old Jennifer Ruis of Florida was eastbound on Hwy 50 when it rear-ended a large tow […]

Granada Hosts Prowers County Commissioner Meeting

The Prowers County Commissioners continued their policy of community outreach this past Thursday, April 18, holding their regular meeting at the Granada Complex.  The commissioners periodically hold their meetings in Granada, Wiley and Holly to stay acquainted with representatives in those communities and afford the residents an opportunity to meet with the commissioners.   Students from […]

City to Perform Controlled Burn

The Lamar Public Works Department, Lamar Water Department, Lamar Fire Department and Prowers County Rural Fire Department will be burning the Willow Creek Drainage from the area near the Lamar Swimming Pool east towards East Parmenter and then out toward Clay Creek to the east of Lamar. Weather permitting, the burn will begin during the […]

Fire Calls Running Average Count in the County

The purchase of a recently installed 100 watt VHF Radio Repeater installed in Carlton by the Prowers County Rural Fire Department has pushed Homeland Security Grant funds to the county to $54,853.  Rural Fire Chief, Staffon Warn, told the commissioners the repeater cost $37,677 can automatically activate warning sirens in any future emergency.  The figures […]

Out of Gas, Pilot Lands Safely on County Road FF

  The pilot of a single engine airplane thought he had enough fuel to make it to the Lamar Airport for a fill-up on Wednesday, May 30, but was about a quart low and a few miles short of his goal.  It was a safe landing and according to authorities, the pilot had intended to […]

Fewer Calls for Prowers County Rural Fire Department for 2011

Staffon Warns’ annual report to the Prowers County Commissioners shows 110 service calls for 2011, down slightly from 2010, according to the Rural Fire Chief.  Warn explained the fewer calls were attributable to preplanning controlled burns by rural county residents.  He added that the burn permit system allows prior notice of a burn and that […]

Commissioners Updated on County Rural Fire Calls

Staffon Warn, Prowers County Rural Fire Chief, provided statistics on the number and nature of calls his department had since the beginning of 2011.  Warn reported, “We have close to identical numbers of calls for last year at this time.”  He added, “You might think we were exceptionally busy so far this year.  Although April […]

Teen Injured in Prowers County Roll-over Accident

Photos by Russ Baldwin – Click a picture to see larger version A teenage driver was injured when his white pick-up truck rolled while eastbound on CRMM, off CR6 around 10:15 Friday morning, July 1.  The youth was not identified, and was transported to Prowers Medical Center for treatment for what appeared to be non, […]