Information Release – Structure Fires

Posted on 04-11-2019 , by: PFPD , in , 0 Comments

Date:   October 29, 2019     

 

Information Release –Structure Fires

 

Pagosa Fire Protection District responded to two separate structure fires late last week.

On October 25, 2019 at approx. 6:21 a.m. an active structure fire was reported in the 600 Block of Eight Mile Mesa Road.

Upon arrival, a scene size up noted an outbuilding fully involved with a residential structure 25 feet away.  Due to the fire activity and conditions an exterior fire attack was initiated.  Protection measures were also implemented on the nearby residential structure.

PFPD responded with one engine, three water tenders, one brush engine, two chief cars, ten paid staff members, and six volunteers.

PFPD was on scene for approx. five hours.

The second report of a structure fire occurred on October 26, 2019 at approx. 2:52 p.m. in the 13000 Block of East Highway 160.

Upon arrival, the first due engine completed a scene size up noting a single residential structure with active fire and smoke showing from the interior of the structure.  Due to the fire activity and conditions an exterior fire attack was initiated.  Protection measures were also implemented on propane tanks neighboring the active fire.

PFPD responded with two engines, three water tenders, one brush engine, two chief cars, seven paid staff members, and five volunteers.  Mutual aid engines from Upper Pine Fire Protection District and South Fork Fire Department assisted on scene.

PFPD was on scene for approx. five hours.

There were no civilian or firefighter injuries to report on either scene.  The origin and cause of the fires is under investigation at this time.

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Submitted by: Pagosa Fire Protection District Public Information Division

Approved:  Randy Larson, Fire Chief

 

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