Colorado Springs Brookside Street Attic Fire

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Colorado Springs Attic Fire

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At 09:28 on December 12th, 2018 Colorado Springs Public Safety Communications Center dispatched Colorado Springs Fire Department Engine 1, Engine 13, Truck 1, Truck 4, and Battalion 1 to a possible structure fire in the 800 block of E. Brookside St. While en route Engine 4 canceled Engine 13, due to Engine 4 being closer to the incident. Truck 4 arrived on scene, reported light smoke coming from the roof and requested Engine 1 grab a hydrant. At 09:36, Battalion 1 assumed Brookside Command and called the incident a working fire. HazMat 6, Rescue 17, Battalion 2, Squad 8, and 73(PIO/EMS Liaison) were then dispatched to the scene as the working structure fire assignment. Truck 4 began to conduct vertical ventilation and Truck 1 performed the primary search. Engine 1 arrived on scene and stretched 2 attack lines, one line on the charlie side and 1 on the alpha side. Truck 4 established that charlie side was the primary operations side. Engine 4 was assigned manpower, assisting Engine 1, Truck 1, and Truck 4. HazMat 6 arrived and assumed safety operations, while Squad 8 arrived and was standby to assist Truck 1, while Truck 1 performed the primary search. At 09:43 Truck 1 called the primary search all clear.  Battalion 2 arrived and assumed Charlie Division. Engine 1 was then assigned to perform the secondary search, which was called all clear at 09:52. At 09:56 Rescue 17 arrived and staged. Truck 1 then went back into the structure to check the furnace in the basement. Engine 4 and Squad 8 were then assigned to remove the delta side siding, Truck 1 then went change SCBA bottles, while Engine 1 began to overhaul the interior. At 10:18 Engine 1 found the source of fire and quickly knocked the fire with a pump can and requested an attack line. At 10:22 Squad 8 took an additional line into Engine 1 and Charlie Division suspended all roof operations, while Engine 1 overhauled the attic. Brookside Command called the fire under control at 10:25. At 10:51 the clock and par were stopped by dispatch. At 10:58 companies slowly began to be released, while crews continued to overhaul and inspect the structure. At 12:01 Battalion 1 terminated Brookside Command and at 12:30 the scene was turned over to fire investigators.

Initial Response: Battalion 1, Engine 1, Engine 4, Engine 13(Canceled by Engine 4), Truck 1 & Truck 4

American Medical Response: Medic 22

Working Fire Response: Battalion 2, Rescue 17, HazMat 6, Squad 8 & 73 (PIO/EMS Liaison)

Fire Investigators: X-Ray 192, X-Ray 193 & X-Ray 198

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Weston Heiser Photo ©

Weston Heiser Photo ©

Weston Heiser Photo ©

Weston Heiser Photo ©

Weston Heiser Photo ©

Weston Heiser Photo ©

Weston Heiser Photo ©

Weston Heiser Photo ©

Weston Heiser Photo ©

Weston Heiser Photo ©

Weston Heiser Photo ©

Weston Heiser Photo ©

Weston Heiser Photo ©

Weston Heiser Photo ©

Weston Heiser Photo ©

Weston Heiser Photo ©

Weston Heiser Photo ©

Weston Heiser Photo ©

Weston Heiser Photo ©

Weston Heiser Photo ©

Weston Heiser Photo ©

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