On March 28, 2013, around 11PM, Cimarron Hills Fire Department was toned out for a smoke investigation on Chiricahua Drive. As emergency units were responding to that address, another address on Kachina Drive was reported to have a home with lots of smoke and flames coming out. CHFD Ladder 1331 reported lots of smoke as they approached Kachina Drive. Once on scene Ladder 31 reported heavy smoke with flames coming from a two story residential structure. Ladder 31 took a hydrant and laid out a 5inch supply line to the truck. Fire attack lines were immediately put into place, with a defensive, (exterior) mode of attack, on the burning home. The residents of the home were reported to be away. No injuries were reported from the on scene commander. Mutual aid was brought in to help control the blaze. These mutual aid emergency units were: Peterson Air Force Base Engine 9 and Chief 2, Falcon Fire Engine 313 and Brush 342, and Colorado Springs Ladder Truck 17 and Battalion Chief-District 2. The fire was brought under control with no additional structures catching fire. El Paso County Sheriff Deputies provided scene security and the Sheriff's Office dispatched an El Paso County Fire Investigator to the scene to determine the cause of the fire. The scene is under investigation at this time. No details were released on how this fire may have happened.
Driver/Engineer Dave Lancaster with Cimarron Hills Fire, operating Ladder Truck 1331, the first due company on a well involved structure on Kachina Drive. - Three Alarm Productions--Thomas Dickerson