Leadership

Concealed Spaces Contribute to Costly Colorado Springs Fire

Issue 7 and Volume 109.

Concealed Spaces Contribute to Costly Colorado Springs Fire FEATURES AT 11:07 P.M., on Tuesday evening, April 10, 1956, the Colorado Springs Fire Department received a report of smoke in the Peak Theatre, located at 115 East Pikes Peak Avenue, in the heart of the high value district. A full first alarm response was dispatched, which included Engines 1, 2, and 4 and Aerial 1, with Assistant Chief O. L. Dutcher in charge. In addition, Fred Lauch, chief of the department, responded. When these companies arrived, fire in the projection booth of the theatre was considered the most likely possibility. Engine 1 took the hydrant at the northwest corner of Pikes Peak and Nevada, (see diagram) and laid a 2 1/2-inch line to the front of the theatre. This line was connected to the pump as a supply line, then a line of preconnected 1 1/2 inch hose was taken through…

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