#South Metro Fire Rescue

Colorado StateKKTV

Burning pile of trash ‘delivered’ to Colorado firefighters

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (KKTV) - An alert garbage truck driver made Wednesday a little easier for firefighters in Colorado. South Metro Fire Rescue is reporting the driver “delivered” a burning pile of trash to one of their stations in Centennial. The garbage truck driver was hauling trash while it was on fire, and rather than waiting for firefighters to come to the truck, the driver brought the blaze to firefighters. This happened in the area of Peoria Street and Arapahoe Road, just south of Cherry Creek State Park.
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Energy Industryhighlandsranch.org

Reduce your risk - Propane leaks can ruin your grilling plans

Every day is a great day for grilling in our state. Meats, corn, fruit kabobs, pizza; the only limit to grilling is one’s imagination… and safety. Most grills are fueled by natural gas (which is primarily composed of methane) or propane (liquefied petroleum gas). Both of these gases are colorless and odorless. They’re also highly flammable.
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Highlands Ranch, COhighlandsranchherald.net

Backcountry Wilderness Area thrives

In Highlands Ranch, the more than 8,200 acres of open land known as the Backcountry Wilderness Area (BWA) is a special resource that is being preserved as open, natural space. In the 1980s, before housing construction reshaped Highlands Ranch, early visionaries wanted to make sure wildlife and grasslands were kept in place. As Mission Viejo worked out a land agreement with Shea Homes, part of the deal was to conserve 13 square miles of land between Castle Pines and Highlands Ranch.
California Stateparkerchronicle.net

South Metro fire crews head to California

South Metro Fire Rescue crews have gone to California as part of a united effort in fighting wildfires in the Western states. According to the national Interagency Fire Center (IFC), more than 12,000 firefighters have been deployed throughout the country to fire nearly 60 large fires burning, including the Beckwourth Complex in California, which has burned more than 100,000 acres.

South Metro (CO) Fire Rescue Apparatus Involved in Crash

A crash in Centennial Wednesday afternoon left two people and a group of South Metro (CO) Fire Rescue firefighters unharmed, a report from denvergazette.com says. The accident happened at the intersection of Parker and East Orchard roads about 1:40 p.m. when the engine was responding to a house fire. The two people inside the other vehicle—a white sedan—were unharmed.
Jefferson County, COKRDO

Body found in Chatfield State Park

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) -- The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a body was found in Chatfield State Park Tuesday night. At 7:47 p.m., South Metro Fire Rescue responded to reports of a body being found in the water east of the Chatfield State Park Discovery Pavillion near Waterton Rd. and Wadsworth Blvd.
Jefferson County, CODenver Post

Body found in water at Chatfield State Park in Jefferson County

A man’s body was found Tuesday evening in water at Chatfield State Park and an investigation is underway. The discovery was made east of the park’s Discovery Pavilion near Waterton Road and South Wadsworth Boulevard, according to South Metro Fire Rescue. The fire department Tweeted about the incident at 7:47 p.m.