Crew rotation at this West Metro Fire
West Metro Fire Rescue – Children playing with fire has been determined to be the cause of the house fire in the 5200 block of West 3rd Avenue this afternoon (Tuesday, July 7, 2020).
With the dry, hot weather that we’ve been seeing, the small fire that started in the backyard quickly traveled to the outside of the structure, up under the eaves, then into the attic. No one was injured, although there is significant damage to the house.
While temperatures today were in the 90’s, inside the fire, crews experienced temperatures upwards of several hundred degrees. In situations like this, firefighters can only work inside for so long, before they need to be relieved by the crews waiting outside to continue the work.