PFPD responds to structure fire in Lake Hatcher area

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    By Pagosa Fire
    Protection District
    Special to The SUN
    On Feb. 3 at approximately 11:55 a.m., an active structure fire was reported on Arbor Drive in the Lake Hatcher area.
    Upon arrival, the Pagosa Fire Protection District’s (PFPD) first due engine completed a scene size up, noting a residential structure with smoke and flame showing from the roof area. First, arriving units established a transitional fire attack, then converted to an interior attack as additional resources arrived on scene. The fire was contained to the area surrounding the point of origin.
    The PFPD responded with four engines, one brush engine, one chief car, one utility vehicle, 11 paid staff members and nine volunteers. One engine from Upper Pine River Fire responded per standing mutual aid agreement; they staged at Station 1 for any additional incoming calls.
    The PFPD was on scene for approximately two hours.
    The residence was occupied by one adult who exited on their own and was transported via ambulance to Pagosa Springs Medical Center for evaluation. One firefighter sustained minor injuries, was evaluated and returned to duty following the incident. The origin and cause of the fire is under investigation at this time.