#BREAKING | Brush Fire Burning in Fairmount Colorado 1

Updated 1530 PST

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A brush fire broke out on  Highway 93 and Calebra Road in Fairmount, Colorado.  Winds reportedly are from the West at 58 mph with gusts of 78 mph helping spread the wildfire.

Fire crews are starting to see additional wildfires break out in the area. One reported at 1537 PST taking off South of the main fire.

Structure protection was put into place. No reports of evacuations were reported.

CAUSE

The cause at this time is unknown nor is the size and containment status.

RESOURCES

Resources from Arvada Fire District, Westminister and Mutual Aid companies from Thornton, Federal Heights, North Metro, West Metro and Brighton were on-scene.

Additional Type 3 strike teams were being requested to respond to this Brush fire.

FIRE DIVISIONS

Division Alpha

Hotspots were being mopped up to the Hawk Back ridge area.

Division Bravo

Fire crews were successful with being in the black from East to the North perimeter up to Hawk Black.

Division Zulu (W 82nd Avenue)

2-Type 1’s and 1-Type 6 units were working the area. All other resources were said to be committed.

Zula sent one of their brush trucks to Division Alpha as they were needing additional resources.

COMMUNICATIONS

Wind has been playing a big part in disrupting ground radio communications making it difficult for fire ground crews to talk to the the IC and vise versa.

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