Chief Payne Memorial

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Chief Payne Memorial James “Jim” Payne funeral service was held at the Faith Bible Chapel in Arvada on August 28th, 2008. Jim passed away on August 26th, 2008 after a fall from a ladder at his home when he was trimming a tree, he was in critical condition and in a medically induced coma. Jim devoted his life to his …

Green Mountain Wildland Fire

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Wind Driven Wildland Fire Approximately 12:45 on August 4th, 2008 West Metro Fire Rescue responded to a brush fire on Green Mountain from a lightning strike. Crews arrived to wind driven wildland fire with around a 20-acres, crews got control of the fire but winds picked up and shifted them west and threatened homes off W. 6th Ave & Indiana …

Plateau Valley Brush Fire

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Plateau Valley Brush Fire On August 2nd, 2008 the Plateau Valley Fire Protection District, Palisade Fire Fire Protection District, Mesa County Sheriff’ Wildland Fire Team and the Bureau of Land Management were dispatched to a brush fire on the Grand Mesa just south of the town of Mesa. Firefighters used a single engine aerial tanker (Seat 182), brush trucks and …