Cherry Creek State Park Wildland Fire
On August 13th, 2020 at approximately 14:55 South Metro Fire Rescue, Aurora Fire Rescue, and Buckley Fire & Emergency Services were dispatched to a wildland fire near the shooting range in Cherry Creek State Park. Firefighters arrived on scene and found a slow moving fire in rugged terrain just south of the range. It took firefighters about an hour to bring the fire under control using brush trucks and hand tools and then another hour to mop up hot spots. Tankers and a rehab area were set up in the parking lot of the shooting range. No injuries were reported, no structures were damaged and the cause is under investigation.
Units on Scene:
South Metro: Battalion Chief 3, Battalion Chief 5, Safety 18, Engine 22, Engine 31, Brush Engine 30, Brush 17, Brush 21, Brush 22, Brush 36, Medic 37, Medic 211, Tender 34, Tender 39, Bureau 12, Bureau 13 & PIO10
Aurora: Battalion Chief 4, Engine 9, Engine 13, Brush 4 & Brush 9
Buckley AFB: Tender 8
MetCom: IDT 30
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