Morrison Horton House Structure Fire
Morrison Structure Fire
On October 1st, 2015 at 04:55 West Metro Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire at 105 Canon St. at the historical Horton House Bed & Breakfast in downtown Morrison. Morrison Police officers arrived to a confirmed fire with one person possibly inside. Engine 9 arrived to a working fire, and pulled a 1 3/4 line in for fire control in the offensive strategy, with the property owner advising that no occupants were inside. Medic 9 arrived and assisted with the fire attack. Engine 11 established a water supply and Tower 10 assigned to ventilation. Crews on scene reported heavy interior fire conditions and not able to complete a 360. District 2 arrived and took over command on the Alpha side, and reported heavy fire with multiple lines in operation. SAM 1 reported a roof collapse on the Charlie side, and Command assigned Engine 9 to pull a 2 1/2 line to the Charlie side. With a catastrophic structure failure and advancing fire, an organized withdraw from the structure was ordered, and the fire was transitioned to a defensive strategy. Aerial apparatus were unable to access the scene, and Tower 10 was reassigned to a 2 1/2 on the Alpha side. Medic 13 set-up as medical stand-by, and Tower 14 to RIT. Crews worked heavy fire and smoke conditions before getting the fire under control around 06:30. Crews started an extensive overhaul and the cause of the fire was determined by investigators to be from unattended candles that may have started in the basement. The Horton House was built in the 1860’s, and looks to be a total loss.
Units on Scene: District 1, District 2, SAM 1, Engine 9, Medic 9, Engine 11, Engine 10, Engine 4, Tower 10, Medic 13, Tower 14 & Bureau 7
Special Call: Chief 5, Medic 12, Engine 3, Engine 13, Medic 7, Air 14, Collapse Rescue & PIO