Denver Williams Street Church Fire
Denver 2nd Alarm Attic Fire
At 06:17 on April 8th, 2021 Denver Fire Department was alerted with multiple reports of a commercial structure fire at the Odom Memorial Church, 3301 Williams St. in the Cole neighborhood. Engine 10 was first on scene reporting heavy smoke and laying in with fast attack. Chief 2 arrived and took command. Truck 8 made force entry to the Charlie side, where Engine 3 was laying in with the supply. As this was confirmed an attic fire, Truck 4 pulled the ceiling and assigned for search and rescue, while Engine 9 laid a second supply line. A primary search was completed and negative on the second floor. After water was on the fire, a Personnel Accountability Report was requested by command after a smoke explosion/flashover and requested a 2nd alarm assignment. Second floor of the structure was deemed compromised after a firefighter fell through. Crews controlled the fire and used an aerial drone to locate hotspots. One firefighter was treated for injuries after falling through the second floor and the cause of the fire was determined to be electrical.
Units on Scene:
1st Alarm: Chief 2, Chief 4, Ops 2, Engine 10, Engine 3, Engine 9, Truck 8, Tower 9, Truck 4 (RIT) & Rescue 2
2nd Alarm: Chief 6, Engine 1, Engine 15, Tower 15, Engine 8, Engine 26 & Truck 26
Special Call: Air/Light & Arson