Arapahoe County House Fire
At 15:46 on August 28th, 2022 South Metro Fire Rescue responded to multiple 911 reports of a house fire in the 4300 block of S. Himalaya Circle in Arapahoe County. At 15:48 Battalion Chief 4 upgraded the call to a confirmed structure fire after confirming MDT notes indicating multiple callers and PD on scene reporting a working fire. Engine 23 arrived to a small two-story residential structure with a working fire on the Charlie-Delta corner, stretched a 1 3/4″ line for fire attack in the offensive strategy. Engine 23 walk-around revealed a basement and fire extension interior. Aurora Engine 10 arrived and established a water supply. Engine 23 made a transitional attack and reported water on the fire and Engine 10 reported a primary search was clear in the basement and Engine 23 reported fire out, requesting ventilation. Engine 21 arrived and level one staged at a secondary water supply, assigned to be on deck. Crews faced active electrical issues which continued causing small fires until power could be secured. No injuries were reported and the remaining companies were in service by 18:53. Bureau 22 remained on scene to investigate and Arapahoe Rescue Patrol remained on fire watch overnight.
Units on Scene:
South Metro: Battalion Chief 4, District Chief 1, Safety 35, Ops 10, Med 1, Engine 23, Medic 23, Medic 31, Ladder 34, Engine 21 & Engine 42
Added: Engine 47, Engine 31 & Bureau 22
Aurora Fire Rescue: Battalion Chief 1 & Engine 10
Arapahoe Rescue Patrol: Rehab 12 & Rescue 84
Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office & Xcel Energy