Final Update | Brush Fire Burning in Fairmount Colorado

Updated 1930 PST

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A brush fire broke out this afternoon with firefighters trying to stop the fire from spotting. Immediate Mutual Aid companies responded hitting all areas of the fire in Sides Alpha, Bravo and Zulu.

It  was finally knocked down and mopped up by crews holding the original wind-driven wildfire to 29 acres.  Winds were reported to be whipping at a stead 58 mph from the West with gusts up to 78 mph.

There were no injuries or damage to structures reported.

CAUSE

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

LOCATION

Between Highway 93 and Calebra Road in Fairmount, Colorado.  The ICP and Staging were at the Ralston Valley HIgh School.

RESOURCES

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

COMMUNICATIONS

Strong winds at times caused communication difficulties for crews and Command to talk to each other with static and unreadable radio broadcasts.

 

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