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Durango, CO Firefighters Respond to Well-Involved Structure Fire

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Durango, CO – Firefighters from the Durango Fire District were dispatched to what was reported as a shed on fire, at 0442 hours on June 12th, 2017. Units arrived at 150 Alpine Drive to find what can best be described as a conglomeration of materials, vehicles, outbuildings, and a single-family dwelling well involved in fire. Automatic aid water tenders from Los Pinos Fire and Upper Pine Fire were dispatched on the initial alarm, and due to the conditions noted upon arrival, an added water tender from Los Pinos and an additional Engine Company from Upper Pine were requested.

The initial attack lines were deployed to keep the fire from extending to the various materials surrounding the residential structure, as well as the adjoining wildlands in the area. Durango Fire Battalion Chief Jeff Harris arrived shortly behind the first-arriving companies and assumed command of the fire. Due to lack of a water system in this subdivision, water supply operations were established by tender shuttle. The applied strategy resulted in the forward progression of the fire being stopped. As mutual aid units were being released, Durango units remained on-scene to overhaul, extinguish hot-spots, and assist in the investigation of the incident.

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THOMAS AURNHAMMERSenior Correspondent

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