Arvada Highway 72 Multiple Vegetation Fires

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Arvada Vegetation Fire

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On August 10th, 2022 at 14:06 Arvada Fire Protection District responded to a possible vegetation fire along Hwy. 72. Jeffcom advised of multiple fires by the railroad tracks and moving south threating structures, and the call was upgraded to a large vegetation fire. Engine 57 and Brush 57 arrived off Hwy. 72 by Indiana St. with several vegetation fires burring. Battalion 52 arrived and assumed command, and structure protection was requested with additional resources and agencies to the scene. Arvada Police Department conducted a limited number of door-to-door evacuations in the Leydon Rock neighborhood. After about an hour, the fire was declared contained and evacuations were lifted and crews worked on hot spots for several hours. At its closest point, the fire was within 100 feet of structures. The fire burned in five different locations and was estimated at 15 acres in cumulative size. No structures were impacted, and no injuries were reported. Fire investigators were on scene to determine the cause of the fire. Additional information provided by Arvada Fire Protection District

Units on Scene:

Arvada: Battalion 52, Engine 57, Brush 57, Engine 58 & Brush 58

Added: Battalion 51, Engine 53, Engine 55, Rescue 52, Tower 56, Engine 51 & Medic 57

Special Call: Chief 51, Chief 52, Bureau 51, Bureau 52, Bureau 53, PIO 51, PIO 52 & PIO 54

Fairmount Fire Protection District: Battalion 30, Brush 32 & Tender 31

West Metro Fire Rescue: Wildland 1 & Brush 9

Mountain View Fire Rescue: Tender 2249

Coal Creek Canyon Fire Protection District

Arvada Police DepartmentColorado State PatrolJefferson County Open SpaceJefferson County Fire Management, Colorado Department of Transportation – CDOT, City of Arvada Emergency Management & Jefferson County Sheriff

Photo courtesy of Arvada Fire Protection District

Photo courtesy of Arvada Fire Protection District

Photo courtesy of Arvada Fire Protection District

Photo courtesy of Arvada Fire Protection District

Photo courtesy of Arvada Fire Protection District

Photo courtesy of Arvada Fire Protection District

Photo courtesy of Arvada Fire Protection District