GRFD battles fire inside ductwork

At approximately 1:30 a.m. Monday morning, January 23, the Green River Fire Department, along with Castle Rock Ambulance and Green River Police Department, was called out for a report of a single-story structure fire.

Upon arrival, GRFD co-chief Bill Robinson along with Captain JP Apostolope and Captain Clint Kendall met with GRPD and were able to determine that a double-wide home was on fire underneath the structure, according to a press release.

Firefighters worked hard to find the fire under the home and found the fire was spreading through the ductwork of the home. GRFD firefighters were able to use tactics that allowed entry into the ductwork and were able to extinguish the fire with the use of a piercing nozzle.

Crews battled the difficult fire for approximately four hours before completing their efforts. GRFD responded with three engines and 22 firefighters.

Most items and valuables in the home were saved, but the home suffered significant smoke damage.

GRPD was able to ensure everyone was outside and were able to get the street shut down for the fire department to accurately and safely battle the fire. No one was injured during the fire and the cause of the blaze is still under investigation by the GRFD.

GRFD expressed their thanks to all entities involved, Castle Rock Ambulance, Green River Police Department, and Sweetwater County Combined Communications Center, on a great and safe job performed.

Co-chief Bill Robinson would also like to remind everyone: "Even though this is still being investigated, please practice caution when using any source of heat to thaw out lines during these freezing temperatures."


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