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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Brush Fire Burning in Fairmount Colorado 3

Updated 1600 PST

INCIDENT SUMMARY

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.

Fire crews are now stating they are starting to get fire out and Command has stated they are about downsize their resources, releasing crews in amount 10-15 minutes.

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 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.

COMMUNICATIONS

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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Brush Fire Burning in Fairmount Colorado 2

Updated 1600 PST

INCIDENT SUMMARY

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.

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 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.

COMMUNICATIONS

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.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

 

#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.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog