Thornton Home Explosion
On June 19th 2014 at approximately 15:30 Thornton Fire Department was dispatched to a reported home explosion at 13072 Monroe Drive. Crews arrived on scene within a few minutes and found a heavily damaged home. North Metro Fire Rescue was dispatched to the scene to assist. Firefighters were on scene for almost two hours extinguishing smoldering areas, searching for victims and neutralizing other hazards. One person was killed in the explosion. Police determined the cause was suicide and the remains of the home were eventually demolished.
Units on Scene:
Thornton: Battalion Chief 71, Engine 71, Engine 73, Truck 74, Medic 71, Medic 75, Utility 70 with technical rescue trailer
North Metro Fire Rescue District: Battalion Chief 61, Engine 63, Tower 66, Heavy Rescue 66 with collapse rescue trailer
Brighton Fire Rescue District: Mobile Command/Communications Unit
Thornton Police Department & Xcel Energy