Glenwood Springs Lincoln Ave Structure Fire
Glenwood Springs Structure Fire
At 15:38 on September 18th, 2021 the Glenwood Springs Fire Department was dispatched to the 700 block of Lincoln Ave. for a possible structure fire. Battalion 71 immediately requested a mutual aid engine company from Colorado River Fire Rescue and Carbondale Fire, noting smoke on the horizon, calling a working fire. Battalion 71 enroute, requested an engine and supervisor from Roaring Fork Fire Rescue. GSPD Officer arrived on scene to smoke and flames on the south side of the home and reported all occupants out. Battalion 71 arrived to a two-story, residential structure, wood frame legacy, smoke and flames on the delta side, second floor with a fully involved porch with extension into attic. BC71 established Lincoln Command in the Defensive Strategy on GarCo Fire as the command channel at 7th and Lincoln. Engine 72 arrived on scene, catching the plug at 8th & Minter Avenue. Battalion 71 established a staging area at 7th and Palmer with Prevention 72 as the staging officer, 360 walk-around was completed found an impinged utilities with a direct exposure 10 feet from the structure. Engine 64 arrived and laid in from a secondary plug at 7th & Garfield and was assigned structure protection. Operations were broken into Fire Attack Group and a Wildland Group. Roaring Fork Battalion 4 and Engine 42 arrived on scene, positioned at staging and personnel were assigned to Wildland Group working for Brush 84. Mutual aid was requested from Eagle County Paramedics for assistance with rehab but was unable to be fulfilled.
GSPD advised occupant went back inside and suffered burns to the hands. Prior to arrival the occupants were able to evacuate and the Glenwood Springs Police Department was able to evacuate the surrounding homes. Crews immediately began defensive operations and structure protection of the nearby homes, however a nearby structure fire impacted by the fire and sustained minor damage. The fire did spread to the surrounding vegetation causing brush fire affecting an area of approximately a tenth of an acre. A total of 38 firefighters responded to the incident from mutual aid agencies. One firefighter was transported to an area hospital for minor injuries and one of the building’s occupants received burns from the fire. The fire is currently under investigation by the Garfield County Fire Investigation Team in conjunction with the Glenwood Springs Fire Department. Information provided by the Glenwood Springs Fire Department.
Agencies that responded: Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District, Colorado River Fire Rescue, Greater Eagle Fire Protection District, Gypsum Fire Protection District, Roaring Fork Fire Rescue, Bureau of Land Management – Colorado, Glenwood Springs Police Department, Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, and Black Hills Energy.
Glenwood Springs: Battalion 71, Ambulance 71, Engine 72, Ambulance 72, Ladder 72, Ambulance 73, Engine 73
Colorado River Fire Rescue: Engine 64, Engine 61, Engine 664
Gypsum Fire: Engine 14
Roaring Fork Fire: Engine 42, Engine 242, Battalion 4 (Safety)
Carbondale Fire: Ladder 84, Brush 84
InterAgency BLM: Engine 2421, 2421 Chase
Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control: Helicopter 2AA (Cancelled)
Special Call: Chief 70, Chief 71, Prevention 72, Garfield County Fire Investigation Team.
Incident Channels: GarCo Fire (Dispatch), Fire Tac 7 (Command/Fire Attack Group), Fire Ops (Wildland Group), Air to Ground 49 (Helicopter)