Berthoud Crawl Space Fire
At 10:08 on November 16th, 2018 Berthoud Fire Protection District with auto aid from Loveland Fire Rescue Authority were alerted from the Loveland Emergency Communications Center (LECC) to a residential structure fire in a single family home in the 1200 block of South County Rd. 27E in unincorporated Larimer County. Berthoud Chief 2 arrived to a one story single family home with nothing showing, established Road 27 command, and made contact with the owners. The owners told command the fire was out and may have been caused by work being done to their furnace. Command had Berthoud Engine 2 come down the driveway, and all other units to stage on Road 27. Command reported the crawl space was full of smoke and instructed Engine 2 to pull a 1 ¾” line to the back of the house and to bring a fan to ventilate smoke to increase visibility. Berthoud Engine 1 arrived and staged in front of the house on Road 27. Berthoud Engine 11, Berthoud PIO, and Thompson Valley EMS 331, all staged at the hydrant approximately a half mile north of the incident. Loveland Engine 3 was cancelled en route. Utilities were secured and crew 2 made entry to the crawl space to check for extension, hot spots, and hazards. The crawl space was cleared of smoke and the atmosphere in the home and crawl space were tested and cleared. The home was turned back to the owners and all units cleared. Additional information provided by Berthoud Fire Protection District.
Units on Scene:
Berthoud: Chief 1, Chief 2, PIO, Engine 1, Engine 2 & Engine 11
Loveland: Battalion 1
Thomson Valley EMS: Paramedic 331