Arapahoe County 2nd Alarm Haz-Mat

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2nd Alarm Haz-Mat

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At 11:55 on January 9th 2019 Bennett-Watkins Fire Rescue responded to a commercial fire alarm at 34501 E. Quincy Ave. at S. Watkins Rd. in Arapahoe County, while units enroute 911 caller reporting a fire inside and the call was upgrade to a commercial structure fire at 12:01 with the I-70 corridor. Engine 92 advised that smoke in the air, and MetCom reporting that hazardous materials inside and the call was upgraded to a 2nd Alarm for a structure fire involving hazardous materials. MetCom dispatched South Metro Fire Rescue with multiple units to support their operation. Chief 92 arrived to a large super structure with nothing showing and active alarms with evacuations. Engine 92 arrived and established a water supply, and Chief 92 secured the utilities. Bureau 91 arrived and assigned as safety, Chief 41 assigned as Haz-Mat, and Engine 41 set-up a 2nd water supply. Initial crews quickly determined the fire was out and under control at 12:32, and that Haz-Mat Technicians needed to secure the scene. Some SMFR personnel remained on scene working for approximately 6 hours until the situation was resolved. No injuries were reported.

Units on Scene:

Bennett-Watkins: Chief 92, Chief 91, Engine 92, Quint 91, Medic 91 & Bureau 91

Aurora Fire Rescue: Battalion 3, Engine 10 & Engine 15

Sable Altura Fire Rescue: Chief 41 & Engine 41

Strasburg Fire Protection District: Engine 81, Medic 81 & Quint 81

Buckley Fire & Emergency Services: Chief 1 & Tender 8

Elizabeth Fire Protection District: Tender 273

South Metro Fire Rescue: Battalion Chief 4, Safety 35, Engine 23, Medic 23, Engine 22, Engine 41, Tender 41, Engine 46, Tender 46, Foam 46, Haz-Mat 38, Tower 34, Decon 38 & PIO10

MetCom: IDT1, IDT2 & IDT11

Action Care Ambulance: Ambulance 115

Falck Ambulance: Medic 106 & Medic 110

Arapahoe County Sheriff & Apex Paramedics

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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