Mary’s Lake Lodge Structure Fire
At 20:10 on June 23rd, 2018 Estes Valley Fire Protection District was dispatched for a reported structure fire at Mary’s Lake Lodge. Units enroute could see a significant smoke plume from the building and called for a first and second alarm, bringing Loveland Fire Rescue Authority, Allenspark Fire, Pinewood Springs Fire, and EPMC EMS. Upon arrival crews encountered heavy smoke on the west side of the structure. Crews attempted an offensive interior attack with a 2 1/2 handline and cut multiple ventilation holes in the roof to try to get ahead of the well developed fire. Crews were able to complete a primary search and ensure all occupants were out of the building. After crews were unable to contain the fire with interior tactics, the decision to go defensive was made at 21:24, followed by a third alarm which added Longmont Fire, Big Elk Fire, Glen Haven Fire, and additional units from Loveland Fire. At its peak the incident had over 50 firefighters plus emergency responders from Estes Park Police Department, Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, Estes Park Light & Power, and Xcel Energy. After significant water application by Estes Ladder 6, Loveland Tower 6, and Longmont Tower 2116, the fire was declared under control at 01:21 on June 24th, 2018. Fire spread was limited to the main lodge. The majority of crews were released at 01:50, keeping Estes Engine 1/Ladder 6 and Loveland Engine 3/Tower 6 on scene overnight. Firefighters will continue to work hot spots in the fire over the next couple days. Story provided by Estes Valley Fire Protection District.
Units on Scene:
Estes Valley Fire Protection District: Fire 1, Engine 1, Engine 22, Squad 3, Ladder 6 & Utility 7
Loveland Fire Rescue Authority: Engine 2, Engine 3, Tower 6, Engine 8, Rescue 8 & Tender 8
Longmont Fire Department: Tower 2116