STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue (SSFR) was dispatched to
1195 Bangtail Way for the report of a smell of smoke coming from the Lodge where The Brick
Restaurant is located. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue responded with 10 on-duty personnel staffing
one Engine, one ambulance, one Ladder truck. Five off duty personnel arrived in three staff vehicles
and one ambulance. Ambulance 6-3 was the first arriving Fire Department Apparatus on scene and
reported smoke coming from the fourth floor of the building. The first arriving crew immediately
requested that the type of call be changed to a structure fire. Shortly after the change in call type a
mutual aid request was sent to West Routt Fire Protection District (WRFPD) who responded with one
Ladder Truck and an ambulance and Oak Creek Fire Protection District (OCFPD) who responded
with one Fire Engine. WRFPD personnel provided assistance on scene while OCFPD covered
Steamboat Springs and the surrounding district with a Steamboat Ambulance staffed by two
additional off-duty personnel.
Upon arrival of the SSFR Ladder 6-2 the aerial was extended to the fourth floor and all visible flames
were knocked down while interior firefighting personnel set up to make fire attack from the inside of
the building. SSFR Engine 6-2 attached a 3” fire hose to the “Stand-pipe” of the building. The stand-
pipe connection allowed personnel to deploy a high-rise pack (hose and tool bundle pre packaged for
a high rise fire) from the third floor and make access to the roof and fire area. After initial knockdown
it was determined that area on fire was an elevated exterior utility area. Personnel using hand tools
and hoselines pulled drywall and roofing material in the area to ensure that the fire had not extended
in to the structure beyond where it was visible.
The fire caused extensive damage to the utility area and the roof around the fire site. No personnel
or people working in the building were injured and the cause of the fire is under investigation by
SSFR Fire Marshalls office. SSFR would like to thank WRFPD and OCFPD for providing personnel
to safely mitigate this fire and cover the greater Steamboat area. Additional assistance was provided
by SSPD, Routt County Communications, Yampa Valley Electric Association, and Atmos Energy.
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