Rockrimmon Structure Fire

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Colorado Springs Structure Fire

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At 11:16 on January 29th, 2020 Colorado Springs Public Safety Communications Center alerted Colorado Springs Fire Department to the 300 block of Rockrimmon Blvd. for a possible structure fire. Once Engine 12 went en route, they reported a large header showing and upgraded the incident to a working structure fire. Engine 12 arrived and reported active fire on the Delta side, established dual water supply, and established command. Truck 9 arrived and began to vent the structure, and Engine 18 with a crew of three pulled a backup line to Engine 12. Truck 9 advised the structure was a hoarder house and they were having a difficulty accessing the structure. Command then broadcasted that there was electricity still going into the structure. Engine 12 and Engine 18 advised the exterior fire was knocked down. Battalion 3 arrived and assumed command, and assigned Truck 19 to assumed RIT, and Truck 9 to overhaul the burning eves. HazMat 14 arrived and assumed Safety and Accountability. Truck 9 advised primary on first and secondary floors were clear, and Engine 18 verified the electricity had been turned off. Squad 7 arrived and assumed Rehab. Rescue 17 arrived and assumed RIT, Truck 19 was then reassigned to assist Truck 9 with overhauling the eves. Truck 19 advised there was no fire in the attic and Truck 9 also advised primary for all floors was clear. At 11:48 the fire was called under control, and units then began to rehab. Engine 18 requested a 1¾ inch attack line to wet down smoldering material inside the structure. Once Truck 9 finished rehab, they were assigned to relieve Truck 19 in overhaul. At 12:52 units began to be released from the scene. The fire is currently under investigation by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, Division of the Fire Marshal. Additional information provided by Colorado Spring Fire Department

Initial Response: Battalion 3, Engine 12, Engine 18, Truck 9 & Truck 19

American Medical Response: Medic 8

Working Fire Assignment: Battalion 4, Rescue 17, HazMat 14, Squad 7, X-Ray 195 (Fire Investigator) & 73(PIO/EMS Liaison)

Special Call: Engine 9 & AMR Medic 13

Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado Springs Community Services & Colorado Springs Utilities

Photo Courtesy of Colorado Springs Fire Department

Photo Courtesy of Colorado Springs Fire Department

Photo Courtesy of Colorado Springs Fire Department

Photo Courtesy of Colorado Springs Fire Department

Photo Courtesy of Colorado Springs Fire Department

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