Airport Road Brush Fire
At 16:00 on August 31st, 2018, a second round of thunderstorms with frequent lightning rolled off the foothills into Douglas County. Motorists on U.S. Highway 85 spotted a small brush fire west of the highway and south of Airport Road. South Metro Fire Rescue first arriving Engine 40 spotted the fire, worked on recon to determine best access and upgraded the incident to a Large Brush Fire. Brush Engine 39 used a power line road to access the burn area and sized up just over an acre burning at a moderate rate of spread down-slope. PIO 30 was assigned as Look Out and Command was transferred to Brush Engine 39. A burst of heavy rain quickly knocked down all visible flames allowing the fire to be sufficiently contained by crews on scene. All additional units were then cancelled. No structures were threatened, no injuries occurred and lightning is suspected as the cause.
Units on Scene:
South Metro: Battalion Chief 32, Safety 32, Safety 35, Engine 40, Brush Engine 39, Brush 36, Brush Engine 41 & PIO 30
Littleton Fire Rescue: Battalion Chief 10, Engine 16 & Brush 18
Castle Rock Fire Rescue: Engine 154
West Douglas Fire Protection District: Tender 132