Douglas County House Fire

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Douglas County House Fire

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At 12:07 on May 30th, 2018 South Metro Fire Rescue and Littleton Fire Rescue were dispatched to a reported residential structure fire on Mercury Drive in Douglas County. While companies were going en-route additional 911 callers reported the house on fire at 13134 Canopus Drive with a possible person trapped. The incident was upgraded to a confirmed structure fire bringing additional resources. First arriving District Chief 3 sized up a small 2 story single family dwelling with a working fire and heavy smoke showing from all openings. All occupants safely evacuated prior to the arrival of Firefighters and reported dogs still inside. Engine 33 conducted a 360 and advanced a 1 ¾” line to the front door for fire attack and primary search with Medic 34 holding door control. Engine 33 reported heavy fire, high heat and that they were unable to advance. Engine 17 completed the water supply and Tower 32 advanced a second 1 ¾” line to the Charlie side for fire control and VEIS. Battalion Chief 32 was assigned as Alpha Division and Safety 3 was assigned as Charlie Division, 3 patients were quickly identified and additional medic units were requested. At 12:26 Alpha Division declared urgent traffic for a partial collapse of the 2ndfloor, prompting a withdraw order and change to a defensive strategy. Ladder 12 set up on the alpha side for aerial operations if needed, but hand lines were able to extinguish the fire. 3 people were transported to the hospital with minor injuries and the incident was declared under control by 12:45.

Units on Scene: District Chief 3, Safety 34, Engine 33, Medic 34, Engine 17 & Tower 32

Working Fire Dispatch: Battalion Chief 32, Safety 3, Safety 33, Ladder 12, Engine 15, Engine 44 & Medic 33

Special Call: Medic 17, Medic 44, Tower 34, & ReHab 12

Support Staff: OPS 3, Chief 10, Training 12, Bureau 32, Bureau 33, PIO 30 & PIO 31

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