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 to simultaneously fight the fire and look for possible people inside the exposed farmhouses. Because both farmhouses were unoccupied, firefighters continued to fight the fire.
Crews knocked down the majority of the fire at approximately 15:34 but continued overhauling the scene and checking for hot spots until approximately 21:00. Firefighters were able to contain the fire and keep it from extending to the farmhouses. The cause and origin of the fire are under investigation. Three firefighters remained at the scene overnight to ensure no hot spots flare up.
There were no injuries to firefighters. A total of eight units and 19 firefighters from Adams County Fire Rescue responded to the incident. North Metro Fire Rescue District, South Adams County Fire Department and Thornton Fire Department assisted with an additional four units and 10 firefighters. Adams County Sheriff, Adams County Highways and Xcel Energy assisted with the incident. Story and additional Information provided by ACFR PIO, Carlos A. Briano