FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2 January 2015
Contact: Steve Lipsher, Public Information Officer
Office: (970) 262-5209
Firefighters battle Silverthorne house fire that trapped one
Firefighters from three different Summit County departments battled a severe house fire in Silverthorne on Friday afternoon, pulling one unconscious person from the home.
The blaze, at 914 Blue River Parkway, was reported at 12:57 p.m., and firefighters from Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue – alerted by a neighbor of the possibility of a trapped resident inside the smoke-filled house – made quick entry for a rescue a few minutes later.
Strugging through deep snow around the structure and limited access, they quickly found a man unresponsive inside. As the structure became fully engulfed in flames, firefighters began resuscitation efforts before handing care of the man over to a Summit County Ambulance crew, who took him to the St. Anthony’s Summit Medical Center in Frisco. His condition was not made available immediately.
Joined shortly by firefighters from Copper Mountain Fire and Red, White & Blue Fire based in Breckenridge as well as two officers from the High Country Training Center, the firefighters then resorted to a defensive battle of the fire.
In all, some 20 firefighters, backed by four chief officers and several volunteer members of the civilian Lake Dillon Fire Corps, took more than an hour to extinguish the blaze. Silverthorne Police and deputies from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office also were present to secure the scene, and a worker from Xcel Energy cut the power and gas to the home.
The cause of the fire was being investigated.