Grass Fire at 5225 East Platte Avenue
Thursday, January 02, 2014
Colorado Springs, CO – On December 28, 2013 at 3:16 p.m., Colorado Springs firefighters were dispatched to a reported grass fire at 5225 East Platte Avenue. The first CSFD engine arrived to find a large debris pile in the center of a large open field that was not readily accessible. With the very windy and dry conditions, the fire quickly spread through grass.
In total, six Type I engines, five Brush Type VI engines, and two Wildland Type III engines were requested and dispatched. Mutual aid was provided by Cimarron Hills Fire Department (engine), Black Forest Fire Rescue (water tender) and Colorado Springs Utilities wildland fire team (Trac Hoe). A total of 35 CSFD personnel responded.
The fire was declared under control at 5:42 pm. The fire was estimated to be approximately four acres in size and no buildings were damaged. There were no injuries.
The fire cause and origin of the fire is undetermined.
With wildfire danger being a year-round threat, CSFD asks the community to please be extremely careful and mindful of their actions while outdoors.