North Metro Apartment Fire
On November 21st, 2018 at 09:14 North Metro Fire Rescue District with auto-aid from Thornton Fire Department and Westminster Fire Department responded to a reported smoke investigation in a apartment complex in the 300 block of Malley Dr. in Northglenn. Adcom advised units en route that 911 caller reporting smoke showing from the building, and a possible electric problem. Engine 63 arrived to a 2-story apartment complex with nothing showing in the offensive strategy. Crews investigated and reported smoke from the eves on the 2nd floor, and Command requested a Major Incident Tone with active fire. Truck 62 pulled a line off Engine 63 for fire attack, Truck 74 assisted Engine 71 with a water supply to to Engine 63. Battalion 61 arrived and assumed command, Engine 63 advising water on the fire in the bathroom ceiling, and fire spread up into the rafters above the apartment. Westminster Truck 6 with Medic 63 started Vertical Ventilation on the roof of the fire unit. Truck 62 assisted Engine 63 and Medic 62 in the fire unit, and crews got the fire under control quickly and keep it from spreading to other units. No injuries were reported and the fire investigator was called to the scene for the investigation, which determined the motor of the bathroom’s exhaust/ventilation fan overheated and caused the fire. The downstairs apartment unit is currently uninhabitable due to smoke and water damage, and the upstairs apartment where the fire originated is also uninhabitable. American Red Cross was called to the scene for assistance.
Units on Scene:
North Metro: Battalion 61, Chief 62, Engine 63, Medic 63, Truck 62, Medic 62 & Bureau 67
Thornton: Battalion 71, Engine 71 & Truck 74
Westminster: Truck 6