12/07 ~ At 22:47 Evergreen Fire Communications received multiple reports of a structure fire with a possible party trapped at 26180 Kingsbury Road in Kittredge. 911 callers reported a fully involved deck spreading into the house. First due crews reported a 2 story residential duplex with one half heavily involved and confirmed party trapped on the second floor. Dispatch toned out an upgraded residential working structure fire brining more units. Engine 2 laid in and crews advanced attack lines for an offensive attack / rescue. With deteriorating conditions, command ordered a withdrawal of the structure and went into a defensive mode with a water tender shuttle established. Elk Creek Fire also responded to assist with rural water operations. About one hour into the incident a transition was made to offensive / recovery mode with the fire placed under control by midnight. Crews overhauled into the morning. During the recovery operation one victim was found deceased. The fire is under investigation.
Companies On The Ticket: E2, E6, EMS1, TE3, TE5, TE8, TE11, TA12, R1, M41, M42.
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