Colorado Springs Brush Fire
At approximately 16:55 on January 15th, 2019 Colorado Springs Public Safety Communications Center alerted Colorado Springs Fire Department was dispatched to Hancock Expressway & Milton E. Proby Parkway for an outside fire. While en route, Security Fire Department Engine 111 came over the radio and stated they were responding as mutual aid. Squad 11 arrived on the call and advised incoming units of the fire conditions, a working grass fire and established Hancock Command. Engine 8 arrived on scene and advised all units the fire was moving slowly to the west and the fire was a 200 foot by 50 foot grass fire, and Engine 8 also moved all radio traffic over to Command 4. Engine 111 arrived and began to attack the eastern edge of the fire. Engine 11, Brush 11, and Battalion 2 were attached to the incident as the working grass fire assignment. At 17:01, Fountain Fire Protection District Brush 241 was then assigned to assist Engine 111 and Engine 8. Squad 11 then handed Hancock Command to Engine 8 officer. Once Brush 11 arrived on scene, crews went into the black and began to push the fire towards the head. Engine 111 and Engine 11 were then reassigned to refill Brush 11 and Brush 241 water tanks and to shuttle water. Battalion 2 arrived and assumed command, Engine 8 then was assigned to assist Brush 11 with fire attack. At 17:08, Battalion 2 gave an update to Brush 241, that the area fire grew to 400 feet by 50 feet, and that the fire was 75% contained. Brush 241 continued in and was assigned to attack the head of the fire. At 17:16 the fire was officially contained and crews continued to mope up. Engine 8 was instructed to walk the perimeter and to pull a small hand line, and Squad 11 then went back into service. At 17:57, Hancock Command was terminated, and went back over to Primary 1. On scene unit went back into service at approximately 18:15.
Units on Scene:
Colorado Springs: Battalion 2, Engine 8, Engine 11, Squad 11 & Brush 11
Security: Engine 111
Fountain Fire Department: Brush 241