2nd Alarm High Rise Fire
At 11:30 on March 4th, 2013 Denver Fire Department responded to a automatic class 1 fire alarm at 1590 Yates St. Chief 6 & Truck 12 arrived to a 14-story apartment building with nothing showing. Engine 17 arrived and began connecting to the FDC when the alarm company notified dispatch of a fire on the 11th floor. Chief 6 requested a group and performed a 360. Engine 17 & Truck 12 checked the panel and found multiple detectors activated on the 11th floor and ascended to investigate. Chief 2 was assigned as lobby control and confirmed 14 floors plus a penthouse. Upon making the 11th floor Truck 12 reported a working fire, prompting command to transmit a 2nd Alarm, a small kitchen fire was quickly located and knocked down while searched on the floor and the floor above took place. With moderate smoke conditions inside, residents from two floors were evacuated to the lobby. All searches proved negative and no extension to neighboring units were found. The 2nd alarm companies were released from staging while the 1st alarm worked on ventilation and water containment. No injuries were reported.
Units on Scene:
Companies on the Alarm: Chief 6, Engine 17 & Truck 12
1st Alarm: Chief 2, Engine 20, Engine 1, Engine 23, Tower 1, Rescue 1 & Hamer 1
2nd Alarm: Chief 7, Engine 7, Engine 6, Engine 12, Engine 3, Truck 8 & Tower 23
Special Call: Air/Light & Arson