Colorado Springs 2nd Alarm Fire
At approximately 16:50 on August 27th, 2019 Colorado Springs Fire Department was dispatched to the 3400 block of Knoll Lane for a possible structure fire. En route, dispatch advised there were multiple callers reporting fire on floors 1 and 2, one caller did report a trapped party. Once the first due units, Engine 10 and Truck 10, left the station they spotted a large header coming from the location and called the incident a working structure fire. Once first due units arrived they reported heavy flames and smoke showing on the alpha side of the structure on floor 1 and 2. Truck 10 was assigned to Alpha Division. Engine 10 and Engine 7 pulled supply lines and began fire attack. 5 minutes into the working fire, Knoll Command requested a 2nd Alarm fire. At 17:05, Battalion Chief 2 arrived and assumed command from Engine 10 officer. Rescue 17 arrived and was assigned to Charlie Division. Squad 7 and Engine 6 arrived and staged. At 17:15, Alpha Division called the fire under control. Engine 6 firefighter and paramedic then brought 2 cats to the medical staging area, AMR paramedics and EMTs attempted to revive the 2 cats, but unfortunately, the cats succumbed to their injuries. One other patient was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation but denied transport. Crews continued to search for hot spots and overhaul the structure. Crews began to pick up at 18:30, and fire investigator remained on scene.
Initial Response: Battalion Chief 2, Engine 10, Engine 7, Engine 17, Truck 10, Truck 9 & Rescue 17
Working Fire Assignment: Battalion Chief 4, Truck 8, Squad 7, PIO 52, PIO/EMS Liaison 73, X-Ray 194, X-Ray 197, Brush 16 & Utility 1
2nd Alarm Assignment: Engine 6, Engine 14, Engine 20, Truck 19 (Canceled), Air 15 & Deputy 1
American Medic Response: Ops 700, Medic 6 & Medic 19