Glenwood Springs Fire Department: Oak Meadows Fire

Glenwood Springs, Colo – At 11:32 a.m. on August 8, 2020, Glenwood Springs Fire Department was called to a brush fire in the Oak Meadows area of Four Mile.

Upon arrival, firefighters found active flames under a power line on a moderate slope with high spread potential. Two residential structures were in immediate danger of the fire. The firefighters immediately began structure protection as well as extinguishment efforts. Pre-evacuation was quickly ordered for residents on the bottom half of South Oak Way.

A structure engine, water tender truck, three brush trucks and a command vehicle with 12 firefighters plus three type six engines and a helicopter responded from Interagency, Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District and Colorado River Fire Rescue. Garfield County Sheriff and Holy Cross Electric also responded to this incident. Both Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District and Colorado River Fire Rescue provided local emergency coverage during this incident.

Incident Commander, Denny Hostetler, said, “Quick response and collaboration with Mutual Aid partners prevented this from becoming what could have been a significant event.”  The Glenwood Springs Fire Department would like to thank our mutual partners for their impressive response.

The fire grew to .63 acres and is now extinguished.  Pre evacuation orders have been lifted.  Glenwood Springs Fire Department will continue to monitor the area into the evening.

It is believed a failed powerline transformer started this brush fire. 

No injuries have been reported at this time.

There will be no further information released.

Glenwood Springs Fire Department: Oak Meadows Fire