Bear Creek Vegetation Fire

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Bear Creek Wildland Fire

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On February 7th, 2021 at 13:30 West Metro Fire Rescue was alerted to a vegetation fire at Morrison Rd. & Bear Creek Blvd. by the Bear Creek State Park. Engine 4 advised of a large column of smoke from W. Jewell Ave. & Bear Creek Blvd. and add Brush 4 and Medic 4. District 1 upgraded the call to a large vegetation fire. Engine 4 arrived to a very large brush fire wind-driven moving east in light fuels with flames 10 to 15 feet. SAM 2 arrived and requested Morrison Rd. to be shut down in both directions. Evacuations were requested for the Fox Hollow and Homestead neighborhoods, and crews started structure protections in those areas and other neighborhoods in the area. Command ordered a strike teams for structure protection. Firefighters were able to get the majority of the fire out, but continued to work on hotspots throughout the night and into the next day. The fire was originally known as the Morrison Road Fire, before being called the Bear Creek Fire. The fire burned 535 acres and has been determined to be human-caused, but it’s not known if it was accidental or intentional. Additional information provided by West Metro Fire Rescue

Units on Scene:

West Metro: District 1, District 2, District 3, Chief 1, Chief 2, SAM 2, EMS 1, Special Ops 1, Engine 4, Brush 4, Medic 4, Engine 9, Brush 9, Engine 12, Brush 11, Engine 13, Brush 13, Engine 6, Brush 6, Rescue 10, Engine 1, Engine 2, Tower 2, Engine 17, Engine 7, Engine 8, Bureau 7, Bureau 8 & PIO

Arvada Fire Protection District: Engine 53 & Brush 58

Golden Fire Department: Battalion 21 & Brush 21

Golden Gate Fire Protection District: Brush 81

Evergreen Fire Protection District: Wildland 1

Fairmount Fire Protection District: Tender 31

Aurora Fire Rescue: Battalion Chief 4, Engine 8, Brush 8 & Brush 13

South Metro Fire Rescue: Battalion Chief 1, Battalion Chief 2, District Chief 1, Safety 18, Engine 15, Engine 16, Engine 19, Engine 11, Engine 13, Engine 38, Engine 40, Brush 21, Brush 17, Brush 18 & Wildland 33

Castle Rock Fire Rescue: Brush 154

Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control: Multi-Mission Aircraft (MMA)

U.S. Forest Service, Elk Creek Fire Protection District, Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District, Pike Interagency Hotshot Crew, Pleasant View Fire Department, Denver Fire Department, Thornton Fire Department, Timberline Fire Protection District, Colorado State Patrol, Lakewood Police Department, Jefferson County Sheriff, Jefferson County Open Space Park Rangers & Lakewood Park Rangers

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Photo courtesy of C Carter

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