Highway 72 Brush Fires
Around 15:45 on February 24th, 2009 Rocky Mountain Fire Protection District responded to several brush fires caused by sparks from a passing train, which ignite dry grasses next to the tracks during a Red Flag Warning in the area. Crews were able to get the fires extinguished quickly without any structures threatened, and crews started mop-up with hot spots. The fires started from a westbound Union Pacific train, which also sparked at least nine fires that stretched for over 5 miles from W. 72nd Ave. & Oak St. in Arvada along Hwy. 72 to Hwy 93. Arvada Fire Protection District also worked a grass fire that spread to a home and barn at 11877 W. 80th Ave. click the following link for more: Arvada West 80th Ave Barn & House Fire.
Units on Scene:
Rocky Mountain: Engine 2401, Brush 2434 & Tactical Tender 2441