Not sure what else to call it when you see a brigade of firetrucks screaming into your neighborhood...
My wife wondered what all the fire trucks were doing, so since she twisted her knee, I turned on my scanner and walked down the street.
There were five fire trucks, three Suburbans, two ambulances,, and firemen everywhere. The house had ladders up to the second story on three sides of the house, and firemen were scrambling up and down them with hoses, axes, and other fire fighting tools.
The scanner locked on to the Poudre Fire Authority channel, and I found out one of their solar panels failed, caught fire, and set the roof on fire. Our neighbor's kids right across the street were outside playing in their backyard, saw the smoke, told their Mom, who called the homeowners, who looked outside and immediately dialed 911.
Seeing that Fire Station #4 is less than a mile away, I'm sure they were here PRONTO.
From what I heard on the scanner, the fire was contained to just the roof, and burned a hole about 6"x12" through the roof. The firemen reported very minor smoke and water damage to the attic and ceiling, and they used big fans to clear the house.
So no major damage, NO injuries, and kudos to the kids who spotted it, and told their Mom, who called the neighbors.
And three cheers to the Poudre Fire Authority for their rapid response, and excellent job in striking the fire.