Fox Hollow fire aftermath

Agencies from far and wide rallied to gain control

Bob Wooley
bwooley@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 3/8/21

The Fox Hollow grass fire that broke out on the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 7 was no small affair. According to Kit Newland, Lakewood’s Community Resource Director, the fire scorched 535 acres.  …

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Fox Hollow fire aftermath

Agencies from far and wide rallied to gain control

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The Fox Hollow grass fire that broke out on the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 7 was no small affair.

According to Kit Newland, Lakewood’s Community Resource Director, the fire scorched 535 acres. 

“This was truly an all-hands-on-deck situation,” she said. “Staff from many agencies responded with urgency to get the fire under control and to keep people and structures as safe as possible.”

No people were injured, and no structures were destroyed. Damages have yet to be determined by insurance providers and risk staff. 

Scott Rogers, Deputy Chief, West Metro Fire, said the fire was definitely caused by humans, although they don’t know if it was accidental, or intentionally started. 

Rogers said in total, 13 fire departments pitched in, using 59 pieces of apparatus to fight the fast-moving blaze. 

West Metro also received help from the US Forest Service, Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control, Jeffcom Communications, Jeffco Emergency Management, State Patrol, Jeffco Sheriff, Morrison PD, CDOT, US Forest Service and Lakewood PD in combatting the fire.

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