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Date: February 6, 2022
Information Release –Structure Fire
On February 5, 2022 at approx. 7:13 pm. a report of a structure fire was reported in the 100 block of Echo Drive. The notification was received through the 911 system managed by Archuleta County Combined Dispatch center.
Prior to fire apparatus arrival, responding firefighters reported active flames from the structure. A second alarm was activated and mutual aid was requested. Upon arrival, the first arriving units completed a scene size up noting a single-story residential structure with active fire in the attic area. The first due engine initiated a transitional fire attack applying water from the exterior and quickly moving to the interior of the structure to extinguish. Fire activity degraded structural integrity of the residence and firefighters were forced to move to an exterior defensive fire attack. The incident was located in an area with hydrants and a water supply was established via hose lays.
PFPD responded with three engines, three tenders, two chief vehicles, one fire marshal vehicle, One support vehicle, 13 paid staff members, and ten volunteers. One PSMC ambulance staged on scene to provide medical care if necessary. Mutual aid response from Upper Pine Fire & Rescue was requested and responded to cover additional incident calls. Archuleta County Sheriff’s Department provided traffic control in the area.
PFPD was on scene for approx. four and a half hours. Firefighters and a fire investigator returned the following day to continue overhaul and investigation.
The residence was occupied at the time of the fire, with both residents self-evacuating prior to fire apparatus arrival.
There are no firefighter or civilian injuries to report. The origin and cause of the fire is under investigation.
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Submitted by: Pagosa Fire Protection District Public Information Division
Approved: Randy Larson, Fire Chief