West Metro Oak Street Vegetation Fire

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Lakewood Vegetation Fire

Photo Courtesy West Metro Fire Rescue

At 14:17 on April 29th, 2022 West Metro Fire Rescue responded in the 14oo block of Oak St. in Lakewood for a reported vegetation fire next to the Oak Street Station Apartments under a red flag warning. Engine 2 arrived to a running fire and quick attack with the booster line in extremely windy conditions, and requested light rail to be shut down. Tower 2 arrived and worked on spot fires and Engine 1 and Engine 3 assisted Engine 2 with fire attack. District 1 arrived and assumed Oak command on the Alpha side in the offensive strategy. Crews got the fire quickly contained at 14:36 to a series of mulch beds, but embers were carried to the nearby neighborhood. After extinguishing the fire, firefighters checked nearby structures. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Additional information provided by West Metro Fire Rescue

Units on Scene:

West Metro: District 1, SAM 1, Engine 2, Engine 3, Brush 17, Engine 4, Brush 4, Brush 6 (Cancelled), Engine 1, Medic 1, Medic 5 & Bureau 7

Added: District 2, Tower 2, Engine 9 (Cancelled), Brush 9 (Cancelled)

Fairmount Fire Protection District: Tender 31 (Cancelled)

South Metro Fire Rescue: Safety 18 (Cancelled) & Tender 34 (Cancelled)

Lakewood Police Department

Photo Courtesy West Metro Fire Rescue

Photo Courtesy West Metro Fire Rescue

Photo Courtesy West Metro Fire Rescue

Photo Courtesy West Metro Fire Rescue