ARVADA -On July 11, 2008, the Arvada Fire Department responded to calls for a house fire at 3:00 pm. Callers stated that there were two homes that were involved in fire and a second alarm was called. The pillar of black smoke could be seen for miles. Upon arrival, initial crews found heavy fire and smoke at 6375 and 6385 Brentwood Street. Fire crews opened up deck gun nozzles and pulled 2-and-a-half inch lines to put out the fire on the exterior of the homes and to keep the fire from spreading to other homes. At one point, there were three master streams attacking the fire. Fire damage was contained to the two homes. Both homes were destroyed. Eight stations and over 35 personnel responded to this fire.
The residents were able to get out of the homes safely. Arvada Police officers were able to move a woman to safety from a neighboring home. One firefighter suffered a leg injury after a fall and was transported to a local hospital for observation. The firefighter was able to return to work on his next shift.
The Arvada Fire Marshal's office believes that the fire was intentionally set. The Red Cross will be assisting the residents.