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Portola at SouthGlenn Commercial Fire

Just after 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 22, 2023, Members from Engine 15 were dispatched to a fire alarm activation at Portola at SouthGlenn, located at 6851 S. Gaylord St. in Centennial. Upon arrival, the crew observed dense black smoke in the loading dock and upgraded the response to a working structure fire. The crew advanced a hose line inside and found a fire burning in the trash compactor located inside an enclosure. The fire suppression sprinklers had already activated and were keeping the fire under control, but heavy smoke conditions created a dangerous environment. Multiple crews searched the upper 4...

South Parker Road Residential Structure Fire

On January 21, 2023, at approximately 3:48 a.m., Local member from 2086 and 1290 were dispatched for a reported residential structure fire on S. Parker Road in Arapahoe County. Arapahoe County Sheriff Officers were first on scene and reported seeing heavy white smoke coming from the inside of the structure. Members confirmed an active fire in the crawl space while they quickly completed a primary search, established a water supply and secured utilities. No injuries were reported and the cause is under investigation by the SMFR Fire Marshal’s Office. Incident Photos

Cherry Street Residential Fire

January 11, 2023 - Just after 10 p.m., Local members responded to a home fire near E. Hampden Avenue and S. Dahlia Street in Cherry Hills Village. Homeowners quickly and safely evacuated when they heard their smoke alarms sounding. Based on the initial 9-1-1 description of the scene, BC3 upgraded the response to a confirmed structure fire. By upgrading the call to "confirmed," additional apparatus responded. Members from Engine 38 were the first to arrive, and crews quickly located and extinguished the fire. Meanwhile, primary searches confirmed the residents were out of the home, the water supply was established, and utilities were...

Joliet Street MVA with Dive and Tech Rescue Component

Around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, Local members and Arapahoe County Sheriff's deputies responded to a reported vehicle in the water with a person trapped in the 7400 block of S. Joliet St. in Centennial. Being prepared for the worst, the large emergency response included Dive and Technical Rescue Team personnel. When members arrived, they found an SUV 8-10 feet below grade in a drainage culvert with approximately 6 inches of runoff water flowing through. The single occupant of the vehicle was able to get out but fell in the snow and water and couldn’t get up. That...

Shenstone Drive Residential Structure Fire

December 30, 2022 - Around 7:45 p.m., Local members responded to a reported structure fire near Lincoln Ave and S. Chambers Rd in unincorporated Douglas County. Residents had called 9-1-1 when they entered their home to find smoke and flames. First-arriving members quickly controlled and extinguished the room and contents fire and ensured the fire did not extend further into the home. In icy conditions, the crews helped ventilate the home and make sure the home was safe from toxins. No injuries were reported. The cause was accidental and possibly linked to heat sources too near combustibles. Incident Photos

Ashleigh Lane Residential Structure Fire

At 6:06 p.m. on Friday, December 23, 2022, Local members responded to a reported house fire on Ashleigh Lane in Highlands Ranch. Members from first arriving Engine 17 initially reported nothing showing and after further investigation they confirmed working fire conditions. Members advanced a hose line into the smoke-filled home and extinguished flames on the first floor and in the basement. While working to establish a water supply, crews discovered the first fire hydrant was frozen and inoperable. A new water supply was established from a different hydrant on a different street a short time later. Crews searched all areas of the...

Dry Creek Road Multi Family Structure Fire

At 10:24 a.m. on Friday, December 23, 2022, Local members responded to a fire alarm activation at the Rail Apartments, located at 10001 E. Dry Creek Road. Upon arrival members found water flowing from the fire sprinkler system and light smoke with an electrical odor. The incident was upgraded to a working structure fire and additional units and personnel were dispatched. Members located active flames above a first-floor breezeway and beneath apartments on the second floor. The stubborn fire was difficult to access and fully extinguish. 4 additional Engines over the 1st Alarm response were requested for additional personnel. Members...

Windermere Street Multi Family Structure Fire

At 8:32 a.m. on Friday, December 23, 2022, Local members responded to a reported apartment fire at 5519 S. Windermere St. in Littleton. Upon arrival, members observed heavy smoke billowing from a fire in the first-floor laundry room. Crews advanced a hose line inside and began searches of the smoke-filled structure. While the fire was being extinguished, members located 2 residents inside and brought them out to safety. The incident was quickly placed under control and thankfully no injuries occurred. 24 apartment units were displaced, and the American Red Cross was on scene assisting residents. Investigators were unable to determine...

Desert Willow Structure Fire

Just before 4:30 a.m. on Monday December, 19th, Local members responded to a residential fire near Lucent Blvd and W. Highlands Ranch Pkwy in Douglas County. The initial 9-1-1 calls came to Dispatch from a concerned neighbor nearby, stating the entire front of the home was consumed by fire. Members from Tower 18 were the first arriving unit and ensured the occupants had safely evacuated while establishing a water supply and pulling a line for the initial fire attack. Crews found heavy fire conditions extending throughout the home. They were able to rescue one cat. However, one cat is still missing. ...

South Parker Road 2nd Alarm Multi Family Structure Fire

At 12:21 p.m. on Thursday, November 3, 2022, Local members from 2086, 858 and 1290 responded to numerous reports of a multi-family building on fire at 1300 S. Parker Rd. While crews were enroute, dispatchers relayed reports of people trapped inside the burning building and a 2nd Alarm was response was called. Upon arrival, members Engine 21 observed a second and third floor balcony engulfed with flames and quickly deployed a hose line to slow fire extension. Meanwhile, addition...

S. Potomac 2nd Alarm Commercial Structure Fire

Just after 6 a.m. on Thursday, November 9th, SMFR received multiple 911 calls reporting smoke and visible flames coming from the top of a building on S. Potomac Street in Centennial. While en route, members observed a large column of smoke and upgraded the incident to a 2nd alarm. Once on scene, crews encountered a secure facility and were required to force gates open to gain access. Heavy smoke and fire were coming from a large generator housed in an unattached building. Members from&nbs...

Centennial Airport Plane Crash

At 10:42 a.m. on November 9, 2022, Local members responded to Runway 10/28 at Centennial Airport after a Van’s RV7 airplane experienced an accident while departing. Airport Operations personnel quickly arrived and confirmed that both occupants of the aircraft were safe and uninjured. Members from the Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting (ARFF) Team assisted with securing the plane and crews mitigated a small fuel spill. Incident Photos