Deer Creek Canyon Park Fire
Around 4:30 on August 15th, 2019 Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District responded to a possible wildland fire next to Station 4 off Grizzle Dr. & Rattlesnake Gulch Trail in Jefferson County. Crews arrived to a wind driven wildland interface fire burning in heavy fuels in rough terrain with about 10 to 15 foot flames. The fire moved towards neighborhoods and a CodeRed Alert was sent out for evacuations in the areas of Deer Creek Mesa, Sunburst, White Deer Valley & Hunters Ridge. Crews worked through the night to ensure the fire perimeter was secure and got the fire 50% contained by morning, firefighters worked in steep rock terrain that included rattlesnakes. The fire was reported to burned around 20 to 25 acres with no reported structures burned. The cause is under investigation. Command ordered several strike teams for personnel. Additional information provided by Stacee Martin of Evergreen Fire Protection District.
Departments on Scene: Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District, West Metro Fire Rescue, Arvada Fire Protection District, Elk Creek Fire Protection District, Evergreen Fire Protection District, Fairmount Fire Protection District, Genesee Fire Protection District, Golden Fire Department, Indian Hills Fire Protection District, North Fork Fire Protection District, Foothills Fire Protection District, Platte Canyon Fire Protection District, South Metro Fire Rescue, Brighton Fire Rescue District, North Metro Fire Rescue District, Thornton Fire Department, Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC), Helitack 28HJ, Jefferson County Sheriff, Jefferson County Incident Management Team & Jefferson County Open Space Park Rangers