Thornton Corona Street 3rd Alarm

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Thornton Structure Fire

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At 13:45 on March 4th, 2014 Thornton Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 8760 Corona St. Medic 72 arrived to heavy fire showing from two sides of a 3-story apartment building, and conducted a 360 and found heavy involvement to the Charlie side exposure. Engine 72 arrived and assumed command, established their own water supply and declared a defensive strategy with a 2nd alarm transmitted. Engine 31 positioned on the Alpha side and advanced a line toward the Charlie side. Battalion 31 arrived and took over command, and assigned Truck 34 to assist Engine 72 with fire attack. Truck 33 set-up for aerial ops on the Charlie-Delta side, and Truck 41 positioned on the Bravo-Charlie side, established a water supply and set-up for aerial ops. Battalion Chief 71 was assigned as Charlie division, and Engine 75 reported heavy smoke conditions inside the Charlie exposure, prompting a 3rd alarm. Engine 14 & Engine 23 were assigned to the Charlie division, and Truck 34 as RIT. Master streams from Truck 33 & Truck 41 were used on the main building with heavy fire that burned through the attic and caused a major collapse. Crews inside the Charlie exposure conducted searches which all proved negative and checked for extension. Crews remained on scene for several hours extinguishing hot spots and overhauling. All 12 units in the main fire building were a total loss and the American Red Cross was called to the scene to assist with displaced occupants. No injuries were reported and the fire cause is under investigation.

Units on Scene:

1st Alarm:

Thornton: Battalion 71, Medic 72 & Engine 72

North Washington Fire Rescue: Battalion 31, Engine 31, Medic 31, Truck 33, Medic 33 & Truck 34

Southwest Adams County Fire Protection District: Engine 14

2nd Alarm:

Thornton: Chief 71, Engine 75, Engine 73 & Truck 74

Southwest Adams County: Medic 12 & Truck 11

Federal Heights Fire Department: Truck 41, Medic 41 & Medic 42

South Adams: Engine 23

3rd Alarm:

Thornton: Medic 75

North Metro Fire Rescue: Truck 62 & Medic 62

North Washington: Engine 32

Westminster Fire Department: Engine 1 & Engine 4

Thornton Police Department & Adams County Sheriff

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