Colorado Springs 30th Street Brush Fire

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Colorado Springs Brush Fire

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At 16:21 on January 20th, 2021 Colorado Springs Fire Department Truck 9 was returning to quarters from a possible structure fire and noticed a brush fire near 30th St. and Water St. and requested a working brush fire response. Truck 9 then established 30th Command and requested an additional Engine and Brush. Engine 18 and Brush 18 were assigned structure protection and proceeded to the Cathedral Park View subdivision. Battalion 1 arrived and assumed command and directed all incoming units to assist Engine and Brush 18. Engine 1 arrived and was assigned structure protection group supervisor and Engine 5 was redirected to Villa Sierra Condos. Wildland 4 arrived and requested to assign Engine 4 and Utility 4 for the man-power. Engine 5 was assigned structure protection group 2 and Engine 1 was reassigned as structure protection group 1. Wildland 4 was assigned with Engine 5 at the Villa Sierra Condos. Battalion 2 was assigned as Safety/Look out for both structure protection groups. Engine and Brush 12 was assigned to the command post to cover the western flank of the fire. Engine and Brush 3 were assigned to structure protection group 1 at Cathedral Park. Engine 4 and Utility 4 were assigned to the anchor on 30th and began a simple hose lay up the hot flank with Wildland 4. Engine 4 then requested to get water tankers to the call or a water shuttle set up. Command then requested the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Wildland Team to respond. Command then requested an AMR Medic to respond to the command post. The Colorado Springs Utilities – Catamount Wildland Fire Team then dispatched their water tender to respond. Engine 9 was then canceled and Command determined the fire under control at 17:21. Crews then transitioned into the mop upstage. Command then requested Air 15 to respond for scene lighting and Tender 2562 was assigned water shuttle. At 18:00, crews began to slowly be released. The fire burned a total of 5 acres and threatened 3 to 5 homes, unluckily no homes were lost. The fire is currently under investigation by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, Division of the Fire Marshall.

Working Brush Fire Assignment: Battalion 1, Battalion 2, Engine 1, Engine 5, Engine 18, Brush 18, Wildland 4, Truck 9, X-Ray 193 (Fire Investigator) & X-Ray 194 (Fire Investigator)

1st Special Call: Engine 12 & Brush 12

2nd Special Call: Engine 3, Brush 3, 73 (PIO/EMS Liaison) & 52 (PIO)

3rd Special Call: Engine 4 & Utility 4

4th Special Call: Engine 13 & Brush 13

5th Special Call:

Colorado Springs: Engine 9

Colorado Springs Utilities – Catamount Wildland Fire Team: Tender 2562

El Paso County Wildland Fire Management: Engine 3110 & Engine 3140

American Medical Response: Medic 27

6th Special Call: Air 15

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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

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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