On Friday, June 29, 2012, about 10:23 AM, Colorado Springs Fire Department received multiple calls about a possible house on fire on Viking Drive. The first-in company arrived about 3 minutes after being dispatched to the alarm. Fire Fighters arrived to find the home heavily involved with fire, and immediately went in a defensive mode to attack the blazing home engulfed with fire, and that was putting off a heavy plume of black smoke that could be seen easily from Peterson Air Force Base. Colorado Springs Fire Department's Lieutenant Jeff Sievers, was the on scene Public Information Officer. Lt. Sievers reported that the Fire Fighters were able to protect the homes that surrounded the blazing home and that deck gun operations were initiated early in the fire attack. Three fire engines and three ladder trucks responded. He also stated that no one was home at the time of the fire and that no injuries were reported, and that a couple of fire fighters were being monitored for possible heat exhaustion. This structure fire was upgraded to a 2-alarm fire, but did not get a usual full 2-alarm response of units, due to heavy volume of fire units on the Waldo Canyon Fire. Fire Companies from Security and Fort Carson responded to this blaze, due to filling in for local Colorado Springs Fire Stations. Lt. Sievers also said that this fire was under investigation for the cause of the fire. Resources from all over outlying fire departments are assisting Colorado Springs Fire Department with apparatus and fire fighters, due to the overwhelming demand of the Waldo Canyon Fire. The responding companies were able to get a fast and effective knock down on this blaze. Colorado Springs Police provided immediate scene security to the area. All emergency agencies were very effective in taking control of this emergency, even as resources were limited due to other fires in the region.