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How to recognize fire dangers lurking in your home
Comments (0) Sep 17 2015
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In the early morning hours on Thursday July 23rd, citizens off Vivian Ct were awaken to an orange glow of a structure fire off Vivian Ct. Upon arrival of Wheat Ridge Tower 72; the Lieutenant reported a working structure fire and updated the address.
Wheat Ridge crews, along with help from West Metro and Fairmount Fire, were able to take control of the fire and extinguish it. Do to the quick tactics and decisions of the fire crews on scene, the garage of the structure suffered heavy fire damage, while the remainder of house was seemingly spared from any fire damage. The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time. The house was abandoned at the time, undergoing renovations, no injuries were reported.
All photos courtesy of Rick Luebke: http://www.rickluebkephotography.com
Comments (0) Jul 25 2015
In the late afternoon on June 24th in the midst of a thunderstorms and lightning, Wheat Ridge Firefighters, along with auto-aid from Fairmount Fire, were toned to a structure fire. Battalion Chief 71 arrived on scene and reported no fire or smoke conditions from a single story, multifamily structure. 911 reports indicated that the residents had smelled smoke all day, but did not ever see any fire.
Shortly thereafter, fire crews noticed a very light smoke coming from the roof. Crews investigated throughout structure and noted mild heat, but no other conditions. Crews began to open up the ceiling to find an attic fire that had been smoldering all day over two units.
Crews were able to quickly control the fire; no residents were hurt; however two residents have been displaced. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
Comments (0) Jun 25 2015