Applewood Under Construction Defensive Fire

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West Metro Structure Fire

Photo courtesy of Arvada Fire Protection District

At 03:25 on November 15th, 2021 West Metro Fire Rescue with auto-aid from Arvada Fire Protection District responded to a structure fire at 2132 Applewood Dr. in Applewood. Engine 5 advised Jeffcom that smoke and flames were showing from the pad at Station 5. Engine 5 arrived to a new construction apartment building fully involved and started defensive strategy on the Alpha side with Medic 5. Engine 5 secured their water supply from at W. 21st Ave. & Yellowstone St. and Engine 17 established the water supply at W. 23rd Ave. & Youngfield St. and hit the fire with the deck gun. Tower 2 arrived and started aerial ops, and several hands lines were pulled for defensive operations. District 1 arrived and assumed command, with heavy fire conditions. The fire gutted at least 3 units in one building, and damage to a second building. Fire was so hot that shutters partially melted on a home across the street. West Metro’s drone checked for hotspots with the infrared camera during the investigation. Lakewood Police Department closed Youngfield St. for several hours. The cause is under investigation and no injuries were reported. Additional information provided by West Metro Fire Rescue

Units on Scene:

West Metro: District 1, SAM 1, Engine 5, Medic 5, Medic 1, Engine 17, Engine 2, Tower 2, Engine 6 & Bureau 7

Special Call: Bureau 8, Drone & PIO

Arvada: Battalion Chief 52 & Tower 56

Lakewood Police Department, Lakewood Building Department & Xcel

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