Colorado Springs Chimney Fire
At 16:30 on November 11th, 2018 Colorado Springs Fire Department was dispatched by Colorado Springs Public Safety Communications Center to a reported structure fire in the area of the 3700 block of Cranswood Way. While units were en route, dispatch advised that the RP reported flames smoking from a chimney east of their location. Engine 20 arrived on scene with nothing showing and instructed all units to downgrade to code 2. Battalion Chief 4 arrived and established Cranswood Command while units searched for the fire. AMR Medic 1 arrived and reported to Command that active smoke and flames were coming from a residence in the 3700 block of Cranswood Way, and called the incident a Working Structure Fire, then Rescue 17, HazMat 14, Squad 7, Battalion Chief 3, and 73(PIO/EMS Liaison) were dispatched to the incident. Engine 20 went into offensive mode and pulled a 1 3/4 attack line in and Truck 19 was assigned roof ops with horizontal ventilation. Truck 10 arrived and assigned to perform a 360, and Engine 15 assigned as salvage crew. Engine 20 advised that the fire was confined to the chimney, and Truck 19 was reassigned to assist Engine 20 with fire attack. Engine 20 got water on the fire down the chimney, and HazMat 14 assumed Safety and Accountability, Rescue 17, and Squad 7 went into level two staging on Woodland Hills Dr. Truck 19 reported that the primary search was clear, and at 17:00 the fire was reported under control, and the working structure fire assignment units were cleared. Engine 20 and Truck 19 were held on scene and other companies began to be released at 17:15 with no reported injuries.
Initial Response: Battalion Chief 4, Engine 20, Engine 15, Truck 10, Truck 19
American Medical Response: Medic 1
Working Structure Fire Assignment: Battalion Chief 3, Rescue 17, HazMat 14, Squad 7 & 73(PIO/EMS Liaison)