Brush Fire Burning in Fairmount Colorado 2

Updated 1600 PST


A brush fire has broken out off Highway 93 and Calebra Road in Fairmount, Colorado prompting Type 1’s, 3’s and 6’s brush trucks and crew to the area.

There is reported active fire behavior with short-range spotting.  Some of the areas are being mopped up while crews are still trying to stop the forward spread of the fire.


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


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.


Division Alpha

Hotspots are being mopped up to the Hawk Back ridge area, however additional resources are being brought in for a possible new area that was hit by spotting.

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.


Wind has been playing a big part in disrupting ground radio communications making it difficult for crews to talk to each other and to Command.

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