C-470 Fatal Semi Accident
At 11:03 on August 29th, 2019 West Metro Fire Rescue responded to a semi accident at C-470 at W. Coal Mine Ave. Sam 2 arrived on scene to a working fire with heavy smoke, semi fully involved over the embankment on top of another vehicle 30 foot down onto the bike path, with the trailer full of sand hanging off the highway which was separated from the cab. Crews also worked a brush fire that was started in the open space from the involved semi. Command requested a full structure response, and requested the highway to be shutdown, at westbound Ken Caryl Ave. & eastbound at Bowles Ave. District 3 arrived and assumed command, and Tower 14 assigned as fire attack with Engine 13, Engine 11 arrived and started fire attack on the brush fire with Engine 9 and Brush 9. Medic 10 set-up as medical group, and Engine 12 supplied water to Engine 13. Rescue 10 arrived and assigned as RIT, and EMS 1 arrived as safety officer. Tower 8 arrived and a supplied water supply until the water tenders arrived on scene. Tender 31 arrived and set-up water supply operations with a port-pond on C-470, and Tender 376 setup with water shuttle at the Walmart off W. Coal Mine Ave. Air 10 & Engine 2 arrived and set-up with rehab with Medic 10. The fire was put under control at 11:40, but worked on overhaul and hot spots with the investigation for several hours. Colorado State Patrol PIO reported that two fatalities in the crash, and a total of five vehicles were involved with minor injuries.
Units on Scene:
Initial Response: District 3, SAM 2, Engine 11, Engine 9, Brush 9 & Medic 10
Working Fire Assignment: District 2, Tower 14, Engine 13, Engine 12, Tower 8, Medic 13, Medic 4 (Cancelled), Medic 5 (Cancelled), Rescue 10 (RIT) & Bureau 7
Special Call: EMS 1 (Safety), Engine 2, Air 10, Rehab, Brush 13, Collapse Rescue 10 & PIO
Fairmount Fire Protection District: Tender 31
Indian Hills Fire Rescue: Tender 376