Tom Bay Fire

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Tom Bay Fire

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

On July 11th, 2018 9 units and 14 personnel from South Metro Fire Rescue assisted Bennett-Watkins Fire Rescue with the 108 acre “Tom Bay Fire” in Arapahoe County.  SMFR was among 16 agencies and approximately 100 personnel on scene that worked to fight the fire, protect animals and structures.  2 aircraft were used including a helicopter that made water drops and a reconnaissance airplane that mapped the fire and identified the hottest areas that firefighters needed to address.  5 homes received mandatory evacuation orders and 18 homes received pre-evacuation orders.  Because of the large response and aggressive firefighting, no injuries occurred and no structures were damaged, despite the fast moving fire.  Heat from agricultural equipment accidentally started the fire.    

Bennett-Watkins Fire Rescue: Chief 92, Bureau 91, Quint 91, Brush Engine 91, Tender 91, Medic 91, Brush 92, Engine 92, Tender 92 & Engine 94

Sable Altura Fire Rescue: Battalion Chief 42, Brush Engine 41 & Brush 41

Strasburg Fire Protection District: Brush 81, Brush Engine 81, Tender 81 & Medic 81

Byers Fire Protection District: Tender 71

Deer Trail Rural Fire Protection District: Chief 32 & Tender 31

Arapahoe Emergency Management – OEM1, Brush 1, Brush 2 & Brush 3

Aurora Fire Rescue: Special Ops 1, Engine 10, Brush 13 & Engine 15

Rattlesnake Fire Protection District: Engine 251 & Brush 251

Elizabeth Fire Rescue: Chief 270, Engine 273

Castle Rock Fire Rescue: Battalion Chief 151 & Brush 151

Franktown Fire Protection District: Brush 181

Kiowa Fire Protection District: Brush 223

Littleton Fire Rescue: Engine 11

South Metro: Battalion Chief 32, Special Ops 3, Safety 34, PIO 30, Brush Engine 41, Brush 46 & Tender 46

MetCom: IDT1 & IDT2

Douglas Emergency Management: Helicopter 9TA

Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control: Multi-Mission Aircraft (MMA)

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

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