Parker Ponderosa Wildland Interface Fire

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Parker Wildland Interface Fire

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At 12:53 on April 13th, 2017 South Metro Fire Rescue responded to a Wildland Interface Fire along the Cherry Creek Trail south of Pine Lane in Parker. First arriving units observed a smoke plume carrying embers and a large volume of fire consuming thick vegetation. Battalion 41 assumed command and the incident was split into 2 Divisions, Alpha on the west and Zulu on the east. Extreme fire behavior was observed which prevented a direct attack. Firefighters were positioned in lighter fuels to stop spot fires and a plan of indirect attack was formulated. Drip Torches were used in both divisions to burn off fuel ahead of the fire and Engine 44 used their deck gun from the Pine Lane Bridge to douse the fuel. Rampart Helicopter 1UH911 was ordered and made several bucket drops to help cool the head of the fire. No homes were threatened but a large plume of smoke and tall flames were widely visible by the community. The fire was 100% contained by 15:17 but crews remained on scene until sunset mopping up hot spots. No injuries occurred and investigators determined this fire is also suspicious. Colorado Division of Fire Prevention & Control Multi Mission Aircraft flew over the incident determined it to be 14 acres.

Units on Scene: Battalion Chief 41, Battalion Chief 34, Safety 3, Safety 33, Safety 34, Bureau 3, Bureau 30, Bureau 56, IDT 1, PIO 30, OEM 15, Engine 41, Brush Engine 41, Brush Engine 39, Engine 42, Brush 42, Medic 42, Brush 46, Engine 47, Brush 47 & Tender 184

2nd Alarm: Ops 3, OEM 3, Battalion Chief 32, IDT 2, LOGS 3, PIO 3, PIO 32, Brush 9, Brush 62, Engine 33, Brush 43, Medic 34, Brush Engine 36, Brush 273, Engine 44, Brush 181, Douglas County OEM Crew 2

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