Hogback Wildland Fire

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Hogback Wildland Fire

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At 15:45 on July 7th, 2016 Golden Fire Department was alerted to a wildland fire in the area of I-70 & C-470 with multiple 911 calls reporting flames and smoke on the north side of the hill on the hogback. Crews arrived and set-up on westbound I-70 before Hwy. 93 exit at mile marker 259 with 2 to 3 acres already involved with active fire on steep terrain involving scrub brush, pine trees and grass. I-70 was closed down for westbound traffic at C-470 allowing a safe environment for an anchor point, command and staging. Attack on the fire consisted of progressive hose lays and hand crews. Command requested a helicopter (2 Tango/Alpha) for water drops, which dropped over 20 buckets of water on the fire with crews working a extended overhaul on hotspots.  The cause of the fire were from possible debris that hit a power line causing them to arc and drop sparks into the area from some major transmission lines directly over the fire.

Units on Scene:

Golden: Chief 21, Chief 22, Battalion 21, Engine 21, Engine 25, Brush 21 & Medic 22

West Metro Fire Rescue: District 1, SAM 1, Engine 5, Medic 5, Engine 4, Brush 4, Engine 17, Brush 17, Engine 6, Brush 6, Engine 9 & Brush 9

Pleasant View Fire Department: Engine 41, Engine 42 & Brush 41

Foothills Fire Protection District: Tender 561

Golden Gate Fire Protection District: Tender 872

Arvada Fire Protection District: Brush 58

Fairmount Fire Protection District: Brush 32 & Tender 31

Golden Police Department, Jefferson County Sheriff, Jefferson County Fire Management & Colorado State Patrol

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