Berthoud Electrical Fire
At approximately 12:20 on October 19th, 2018 Berthoud Fire Protection District with auto aid from Loveland Fire & Rescue Authority was alerted from the Loveland Emergency Communications Center (LECC) to a residential structure fire in a single family home in the 4000 block of Arleigh Dr. in unincorporated Larimer County. Berthoud Engine 2 arrived to a single story home with nothing showing and evacuation complete, and requested all units to continue in and stage. Engine 2 contacted the occupant and they indicated there was an unknown electrical problem in the home and that smoke detectors had activated. Engine 2 established their own water supply, pulled and charged a 1 ¾ line to the door. Berthoud Chief 2 arrived and assumed command, Engine 2 crew entered the home on the Alpha side with a water can for investigation as Berthoud Engine 1 and Engine 11, and the PIO arrived. Crew 2 (Engine 2) did find electrical problems and asked for the utilities to be secured and command asked dispatch to contact Poudre Valley REA to respond to the scene. Loveland Engine 1, Battalion 1, and Thompson Valley EMS Paramedic 331 arrived and staged. Once the utilities were secured, all units were released except Berthoud Engine 2 who remained on scene until Poudre Valley REA arrived.
Units on Scene:
Berthoud: Chief 2, Engines 1, Engine 2, Engine 11 & PIO
Loveland: Battalion 1 & Engine 1
Thompson Valley EMS: Paramedic 331