Wheat Ridge Attic Fire
At 19:30 on October 22nd, 2019 Arvada Fire Protection District with auto-aid from West Metro Fire Rescue & Fairmount Fire Protection District responded to structure fire in the 10800 W. 47th Ave. in Wheat Ridge. Jeffcom advised of multiple 911 calls of fire on the roof and possible party trying to put the fire out on the roof. Engine 17 arrived to a 2-story medium size residential with smoke showing from the attic and started fire attack in the offensive strategy. Battalion 52 arrived and assumed command with a working attic fire, and assigned Rescue 52 to primary search and assist Engine 17 with fire attack. Truck 31 established a water supply and hand-jack to Engine 17, and pull a 2nd line to the Charlie-Delta corner from Engine 17. With heavy fire conditions command request additional engine and a medic to the scene. Engine 16 pulled a line to the Alpha side front door, Engine 51 secured the utilities, and reported smoke from the eves, and Medic 51 assigned as medical group. Medic 16 arrived and assisted Engine 17 & Rescue 54 with fire attack and search, and Tower 2 assigned to vertical ventilation. Crews worked heavy fire and high heat on the 2nd floor. Engine 16 declared urgent emergency traffic for a partial ceiling collapse on the first floor, command requested a evacuation tone and declared a defensive strategy. The fire was brought under control at 20:17, and crews worked an extensive overhaul. No injuries, and the occupants of the home were able to evacuate safely with 2 family dogs. The fire is under investigation for cause and origin. Additional information provided by Arvada Fire Protection District.
Units on Scene:
Arvada: Battalion 52, Rescue 52, Engine 51, Medic 51, Bureau 53, Bureau 54, Bureau 55 & PIO 52
West Metro: District 1, SAM 1, Engine 17, Engine 16, Medic 16 & Tower 2
Fairmount: Truck 31