Ken Caryl Fire
At 01:26 on March 11, 2017 West Metro Fire Rescue Engine 13, Brush 13 and Engine 12 were alerted to a Highway Brush Fire at Ken Caryl and C-470. A single 911 caller reported visible flames near the hogback. Crews initially checked the highway from Kipling to Bowles with nothing found, then identified a glow coming from the west side of the hogback. Engine 13 sized up a 1-2 acre vegetation fire with no structures threatened, assumed command and requested additional resources. District Chief 3 arrived and assumed command, assigned SAM1 as Lookout and broke the incident into Alpha and Zulu Divisions. Progressive hose was advanced up both flanks in extremely difficult terrain. Due to distance from the nearest hydrants a mutual aid Tender from Indian Hills was requested. Winds were out of the southwest at 7-13 mph gusting to 20, the temperature was 36 degrees with RH increasing as the front was approaching. At 02:48 the incident was placed under control but companies remained on scene until around 5:00.
Initial Alarm: Engine 13, Brush 13, Engine 12
Additional Units: District 3, District 2, SaM 1, Bureau 7, Engine 4, Brush 4, Engine 9, Brush 9, Engine 10, Engine 11, Medic 12
Special Call: Indian Hills Fire Rescue Tender 376