Lakewood 2nd Alarm Fatal Apartment Fire

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West Metro 2nd Alarm Fire

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At 04:17 on October 31st, 2022 West Metro Fire Rescue was dispatched to a structure fire in the 930 block of Sheridan Blvd. in Lakewood. Jeffcom advised multiple callers with possible parties trapped and Engine 1 advised of a header from W. 14th Ave. & Sheridan Blvd. with visible fire showing. Engine 1 arrived to a large two-story multi-family structure with multiple units burning and to strike a 2nd alarm. Engine 1 pulled a 2 1/2 for fire attack and search with Medic 1 and Medic 11 in the offensive strategy. Engine 7 arrived and secured the water supply with Engine 3. District 1 arrived and assumed command and requested several more medics to the scene. Tower 2 and Tower 8 assigned as search and Engine 16 as RIT. Several residents jumped from the second story to escape the fire. The fire was put under control at 04:50. 10 people were injured in this fire. Seven were treated and released, including a firefighter who was treated for smoke inhalation. Three additional victims were transported to hospital. During the investigation, two victims were found deceased inside one of the apartments. The fire damage 14 units, and smoke and water damage to several others. Residents of all 32 units were displaced and the American Red Cross assisted them in finding shelter. RTD busses were also on the scene for occupants to keep warm. The cause of the fire appears to be intentionally set and a full homicide investigation is underway from the Lakewood Police Department. Additional information provided by West Metro Fire Rescue & Lakewood Police Department

Units on Scene:

1st Alarm:

West Metro: District 1, District 2, SAM 1, Engine 1, Medic 1, Medic 11, Engine 7, Engine 3, Engine 16, Tower 2, Tower 8 & Bureau 7

2nd Alarm:

West Metro: District 3, SAM 2, Engine 2, Medic 3, Engine 6, Rescue 10 & Air 14

Denver Fire Department: Chief 6, Engine 12, Engine 20 & Tower 1

South Metro Fire Rescue: Battalion Chief 2 (Cancelled)

Added:

West Metro: Medic 2, Medic 16, Medic 7, Bureau 8 & PIO 1

Special Call:

West Metro: Chief 1, Chief 3, Chief 4 & Special Ops 1

Colorado Task Force 1 (CO-TF1) Urban Search & Rescue: USAR 1

Lakewood Police Department, Denver Police Department, City of Lakewood Building Department, Denver Health Paramedics & Xcel Energy

Keith Kahler Photo ©

Photo courtesy of West Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy of West Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy of West Metro Fire Rescue

Keith Kahler Photo ©

Keith Kahler Photo ©

Keith Kahler Photo ©

Keith Kahler Photo ©

Keith Kahler Photo ©

Keith Kahler Photo ©

Photo courtesy of West Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy of West Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy of West Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy of West Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy of West Metro Fire Rescue

Keith Kahler Photo ©

Keith Kahler Photo ©

Keith Kahler Photo ©

Photo courtesy of West Metro Fire Rescue

Keith Kahler Photo ©

Keith Kahler Photo ©

Photo courtesy of West Metro Fire Rescue