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July 24, 2014
Brave firefighters commended for their efforts

On Sunday, July 20 the late afternoon sky was lit with an incredible lightning storm.  As the storm raged and passed, it left quite a shock as three fires were started at nearly the same time across the valley.
One fire started near the Croydon cemetery and burned approximately 120 acres before being put out.  This fire was primarily handled by the Summit County Fire Department, but crews from Morgan were requested. 
Another fire burned in the Norwoods area along Highway 66.  Morgan Fire Chief Dave Rich received a call from a resident who had been sitting on their front porch and watched as lightening started this blaze.  He called the fire in on his way to the fire station. 
As most of the fire crews headed to this fire that eventually burned six acres, the last call came in for the Tunnel Hollow area, the canyon heading towards Taggarts.  Crews were diverted from the Norwood fire, and as the crews reached Round Valley, it became apparent they would not be able to reach this fire.

On Sunday, July 20 the late afternoon sky was lit with an incredible lightning storm.  As the storm raged and passed, it left quite a shock as three fires were started at nearly the same time across the valley.

June 1, 2014

For many years Morgan has known its own fire chief, Dave Rich, as the face of Farm Bureau Insurance.  Rich has made the decision to retire and is turning the reins over to a new friendly face, Cole Everitt.

For many years Morgan has known its own fire chief, Dave Rich, as the face of Farm Bureau Insurance.  Rich has made the decision to retire and is turning the reins over to a new friendly face, Cole Everitt.

March 25, 2014
Community lends many helpful hands

In the late afternoon of Saturday March 22, Kelly Pentz, an employee of Polaris, went into the shop behind the Polaris Dealership and Wilkinson Construction offices, where he noticed water on the floor coming from the broiler room. This unusual sight was accompanied by the smell of smoke. He quickly surveyed the boiler room where there were no apparent flames.
As Pentz went upstairs, he found the source of the smoke and began to dowse the flames with a fire extinguisher. He was then joined by TJ McMillan and Garrett Kippen, who also work for Polaris.

In the late afternoon of Saturday March 22, Kelly Pentz, an employee of Polaris, went into the shop behind the Polaris Dealership and Wilkinson Construction offices, where he noticed water on the floor coming from the broiler room. This unusual sight was accompanied by the smell of smoke. He quickly surveyed the boiler room where there were no apparent flames.

April 21, 2012

On Sat. March 24, a controlled weed burning fire got out of hand, when wind picked up and extended the controlled fire to cause a grass fire. The fire swept fast burning a fence, and part of a power pole. 

On Sat. March 24, a controlled weed burning fire got out of hand, when wind picked up and extended the controlled fire to cause a grass fire. The fire swept fast burning a fence, and part of a power pole. 

April 21, 2012

Interesting to read the Standard-Examiner’s interview with Morgan Fire Chief Dave Rich, about the Morgan grass fire portends, meaning an indication or omen of something about to happen, something momentous! 

To the Editor:

Interesting to read the Standard-Examiner’s interview with Morgan Fire Chief Dave Rich, about the Morgan grass fire portends, meaning an indication or omen of something about to happen, something momentous! 

September 19, 2010

    Fire Chief Dave Rich presented at the County Council meeting on Tuesday night at the request of Council Chairman Creager.  Rich reported to the council that the fire department had responded to a fire near the county’s television antennae.  As they were travelling to the site, one of the county’s brush trucks repeatedly slipped out of gear causing delays and a safety hazard.