Adams County East 78th Structure Fire

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Adams County Structure Fire At approximately 14:51 on June 20th, 2018 Adams County Fire Rescue was dispatched to the 3100 block of E. 78th Ave. when a passerby saw smoke and flames coming from a field and called 911. The first unit arrived at 14:57 and saw several shed-like structures and miscellaneous debris fully engulfed near a boarded-up farmhouse. Firefighters began …

Centennial Natural Gas Fire

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Natural Gas Fire At 12:50 on July 19th, 2018 South Metro Fire Rescue responded to an accident involving a trenching tractor in a neighborhood under construction at 15895 E. Otero Ave. The workers called 911 and reported that they struck a natural gas line underground, which burst into flames. When Firefighters arrived they found the tractor fully engulfed and a …

Parker Broadmoor Drive House Fire

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Parker House Fire At 10:51 on July 19th, 2018 South Metro Fire Rescue responded to a reported residential structure fire at 23541 Broadmoor Dr. in Parker.  A neighbor heard smoke alarms sounding inside and saw smoke coming from a basement vent.  First arriving Engine 47 found smoke showing and upgraded the response to a confirmed fire and additional units were dispatched.  Firefighters forced …

Aurora Vehicle Fire

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Aurora Vehicle Fire Just before 09:00 on July 19th, 2018 Aurora Fire Rescue responded to a reported vehicle fire in the 1300 block of Moline St. Battalion 1 arrived with smoke in the air and Engine 1 arrived to a fully involved vehicle fire and started fire attack. Crews got a quick knock on the fire and Command request a …

Greeley Animal Rescue

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Greeley Animal Rescue At 07:30 on July 18th, 2018 Greeley Fire Department units responded at the request of Weld County Sheriff to assist with a cow stuck in a cattle guard at Weld County Parkway and Holly Ave. First arriving units found a cow with all four legs entrapped inside a cattle guard. Additional Greeley Fire Department units were ordered …

C-470 RV Fire

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C-470 RV Fire At 6:30 on July 15th, 2018 Littleton Fire Rescue and South Metro Fire Rescue responded to a RV fire in the eastbound lanes of C-470 just east of the Broadway overpass.  A large plume of black smoke was visible for miles and when crews arrived they found the RV fully engulfed with flames.  Engine 16 and Tower 18 used …

Ride for Life 2018

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Ride for Life The Ride for Life First Responder Poker Run was held on July 14th, 2018 and hosted by Dirty Dogs Roadhouse and Wrigleys Chicago Bar & Grill in Golden. Denver Fire Department, West Metro Fire Rescue & Golden Fire Department were also on hand. The ride was in memory of Denver Fire Department Lieutenant & PIO A.A. “Tex” …

Black Forest Station 1 Open House 2018

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Black Forest Open House Black Forest Fire Protection District held their annual open house at Station 1 on July 14th, 2018.  The department invited the community join them for lunch, tour the apparatus, and learn valuable safety information.  UC Health LifeLine, Flight for Life and El Paso County Sheriff participated in the festivities.

Spring Creek Fire

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Spring Creek Fire The Spring Creek Fire (Formerly known as the Spring Fire) started June 27th, 2018 and is 5 miles northeast of Ft. Garland. As of July 13th the fire is 91% contained and has burned 108,045 acres, which makes this fire the the third largest fire ever in the state of Colorado behind the Hayman Fire in 2002, which …

416 Fire

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416 Fire The 416 Fire started June 1st, 2018 approximately 10 miles north of Durango. The fire was burning on the west side of State Highway 550 on some private land and on the San Juan National Forest. The fire burned in grass, brush, and timber. The weather conditions were very critical and the fuels were ideal for significant fire …

Douglas County Interface Fire

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Douglas County Interface Fire At 21:22 on July 12th, 2018 Castle Rock Fire Rescue, South Metro Fire Rescue & Franktown Fire Protection District responded to a possible structure fire at Meadows Blvd. & Cherokee Dr. Division 151 arrived on scene to a interface fire on the hill with no structures involved and the structure fire response was cancelled. Crews got a …

Tom Bay Fire

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Tom Bay Fire On July 11th, 2018 9 units and 14 personnel from South Metro Fire Rescue assisted Bennett-Watkins Fire Rescue with the 108 acre “Tom Bay Fire” in Arapahoe County.  SMFR was among 16 agencies and approximately 100 personnel on scene that worked to fight the fire, protect animals and structures.  2 aircraft were used including a helicopter that …

South Metro I-25 Hay Truck Fire

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I-25 Hay Truck Fire Just after 17:00 on July 10th, 2018 a semi traveling southbound on Interstate 25 between Arapahoe Road and Dry Creek Road made a hard stop in traffic; a bale of hay on the trailer came loose and made contact with an exhaust pipe. The bale of hay immediately ignited and quickly spread into the truck and …

Adams County York Street Fire

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Adams County Recycling Plant Fire At approximately 15:15 on July 10th, 2018 Adams County Fire Rescue was dispatched to a fire at a recycling plant located in the 5600 block of York St in unincorporated Adams County when employees of a metal recycling plant called 911 to report a fire. he first unit arrived at 15:20 and saw a large …

Denver Overturned Tanker

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Denver Haz-Mat At 11:19 on July 10th, 2018 Denver Fire Department responded to overturned semi tanker at the 500 block of Forest St. Truck 26 arrived and found the truck rolled onto a electric pole, and possible leaking aluminum sulfate with diesel fuel, and the call was upgraded to a full Haz-Mat response. Engine 26 arrived and staged at the …

Adams County Attic Fire

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Adams County Attic Fire At approximately 11:17 on July 10th, 2018 Adams County Fire Rescue was dispatched to the 7000 block of Jennie Dr. when a passerby called 911 to report a structure fire. Engine 13 arrived at 11:22 and saw a house with heavy smoke coming from the roof of the building. Firefighters began to simultaneously fight the fire …

Parker Paoli Way House Fire

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Parker House Fire Just after 1:00 on July 10th, 2018, South Metro Fire Rescue responded to a residential structure fire on Paoli Way in Parker.  Residents woke up to smoke in the house and discovered the back deck in flames.  First arriving Battalion Chief 41 sized up a small 2 story, single family dwelling with a haze of smoke in the …