Centennial South Gaylord Street Structure Fire

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Commercial Structure Fire

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Just after 17:30 on January 22nd, 2023 South Metro Fire Rescue Engine 15 and Engine 14 was dispatched to a fire alarm activation at Portola at SouthGlenn, located at 6851 S. Gaylord St. in Centennial. Upon arrival, the crew observed dense black smoke in the loading dock and upgraded the response to a working structure fire. The crew advanced a hose line inside and found a fire burning in the trash compactor located inside an enclosure. The fire suppression sprinklers had already activated and were keeping the fire under control, but heavy smoke conditions created a dangerous environment. Multiple crews searched the upper 4 floors and found light smoke near the trash chutes, but no fire extension was found. Residents were evacuated during the operation and thankfully no one was injured. Fan 22 was special called to the scene to ventilate the large loading dock with its powerful 750,000 cubic feet per minute of air movement. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Additional information provided by South Metro Fire Rescue

Initial Response:

Engine 15 & Engine 14

Confirmed Structure Fire:

Battalion Chief 2, Battalion Chief 3, Safety 18, Med 1, Engine 11, Ladder 12, Medic 15, Engine 17, Medic 17, Engine 38, Tower 32, Bureau 22, Bureau 34 & PIO 10

Added:

District Chief 1, Safety 35, Engine 11 & Engine 31

Special Call:

Fan 22 & Rescue 34

South Metro Emergency Communications: IDT 2

Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office & Xcel Energy

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Photo courtesy of South Metro Fire Rescue

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Photo courtesy of South Metro Fire Rescue

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Kyler Hewes Photo ©

Photo courtesy of South Metro Fire Rescue

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Kyler Hewes Photo ©

Kyler Hewes Photo ©

Kyler Hewes Photo ©

Kyler Hewes Photo ©

Photo courtesy of South Metro Fire Rescue

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Photo courtesy of South Metro Fire Rescue

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Photo courtesy of South Metro Fire Rescue

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Kyler Hewes Photo ©

Kyler Hewes Photo ©