Date: October 12, 2019
Incident Response Information Sheet – Structure Fire on October 11, 2019
Pagosa Fire Protection District responded to a call on October 11, 2019 for a reported explosion and corresponding structure fire on Cool Pines Drive at approx. 7:13 p.m.
Upon arrival, the first due engine completed a scene size up noting a single residential structure with active fire, smoke and substantial structural damage. Due to the fire activity and conditions, rapid search and an exterior fire attack was initiated. Protection measures were also implemented on additional residential structures neighboring the active fire.
The residence was occupied by two adults during the time of the explosion.
PFPD responded with five engines, two chief cars, maintenance vehicle, and over 20 firefighters. The residence is located in an area serviced by hydrants. Mutual aid from the Archuleta County Sheriff’s Department, Town of Pagosa Springs Police Department and PSMC ambulance assisted on scene. Upper Pine Fire District Engine 61 also responded to aid in the effort.
PFPD has been on scene since the initial call out. Ongoing search efforts will continue throughout the day.
One civilian was transported to Pagosa Mountain Hospital. There were no firefighter injuries to report. The origin and cause of the fire is under investigation at this time. Investigators from Archuleta County Sheriff’s Department and Colorado Bureau of Investigation will be on scene today to assist in the investigation.
The request to avoid the area is still in effect to allow emergency personnel unimpeded access to the scene.
Additional updates will be released as information becomes available.
Submitted by: Pagosa Fire Protection District Public Information Division
Approved: Randy Larson, Fire Chief