Aurora 2nd Alarm Fire
Around 18:45 on March 23rd, 2017 while Aurora Fire Rescue were battling a working multiple dwelling fire at Red Sky Condos at 14692 E. 2nd Ave. multiple 911 callers reported a building on fire at the southwest corner of I-225 and I-70. While companies were responding a large plume of black smoke was already visible, prompting a 2nd Alarm. With no truck companies left in the city, a mutual aid request was made to Denver Fire Department for mutual-aid. Aurora Engine 1 was first to arrive at 3750 Wheeling Street and discover a large 1 story industrial building with heavy smoke and flames showing. A defensive strategy was declared after crews reported that even two 2.5” and one BlitzFire were having no effect on the flames. A partial roof collapse made access to the seat of the fire via hose stream difficult. One report from a 911 caller indicated that someone might be trapped, but Aurora Fire Rescue reports that no injuries occurred. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Aurora: Battalion 3, Battalion 2, A1, Engine 1, Engine 2, Engine 3, Engine 4, Engine 5, Engine 7, Engine 9, Engine 10, Engine 11, Engine 12, Truck 2 & Tower 6
Denver Fire Department: Ops 2, Chief 5, Engine 27 & Tower 27