Colorado Springs Structure Fire
At approximately 13:20 on August 4th, 2022 Colorado Springs Communications Center dispatched the Colorado Springs Fire Department to the intersection of Cheyenne Blvd. and S. Tejon St. for a possible structure fire. AMR Medic 6 on a separate incident, advised they could see a larger header of smoke coming for the area. Battalion 1 arrived on scene to a working structure fire with heavy fire showing from the third floor. Truck 4 was assigned to conduct a primary search of the building while the first due engine grabbed a plug. Incident command then requested an evacuation of the surrounding buildings. Once Truck 4 had cleared the primary search they were reassigned to interim RIC until Rescue 17 arrived. A 2nd alarm was then called as Engine 1 identified there was active fire all the way through the middle unit. At 13:36 command advised crews got a good knock of the fire on the 3rd floor of the structure and Engine 13 was able to get a good knock on the Charlie side. Once Rescue 17 arrived, they assumed RIC from Truck 4; Truck 4 was then reassigned to aerial ops. Soon after Truck 1 requested an attack line to the 2nd floor landing to hit a pocket fire fire they discovered on the 3rd floor. Engine 16 and Truck 9 were soon canceled and the fire was called under control at 13:59. Companies began to be cycled through rehab and continued to identify and extinguish hotspots. Crews reminded on scene for an anther hour to search for hotspots and to assist investigators. The fire is currently under investigator by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, Division of the Fire Marshal. Additional information provided by the Colorado Springs Fire Department.
Initial Assignment: Battalion 1, Engine 3, Engine 13, Truck 1 & Truck 4
Working Fire Assignment: Battalion 2, Engine 1, Rescue 17, HazMat 14, Squad 21, EMS Liaison/PIO 73, PIO 52, X-Ray 197 (Fire Investigator) & X-Ray 198 (Fire Investigator)
2nd Alarm: Engine 6, Engine 14, Engine 16, Truck 10 & Air 15
American Medical Response: Medic 97
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