Monday, December 14, 2009

Lakeside Breaks Simultaneous Structure Fires

Lakeside: On Monday, December 14th, Lakeside and Santee Fire units were dispatched to a residential structure fire at 12122 Lakeside Ave. On the arrival of E1 they reported a two story residential structure with smoke showing from the second floor. Battalion Chief Laff arrived on-scene and assumed command of the incident. Crews were able to make a quick knockdown and isolate the fire to a bedroom.

No civilian or fire service injuries were reported at this incident. Fire is currently under investigation by the Lakeside Fire Protection District. Initial loss is being estimated at $20,000.

While units were completing operations at the Lakeside Ave fire the Heartland Communications Center received calls about another fire at 14646 El Monte Rd. Units clearing from the Lakeside Ave fire were quickly re-assigned to the new fire. An additional Lakeside engine from the Flinn Springs area, and an engine from the El Cajon Fire Department were added to the response.

On the arrival of E4 and M3 they found a single family dwelling with heavy smoke showing. A fire was located in the attic of the dwelling that had spread to the exterior of the building. Crews were able to quickly search the dwelling and determined that all occupants were out of the building. Crews isolated the fire to the attic of the dwelling.

Command was assumed by Battalion 1 (Laff) and Battalion 2 (Miller) assumed operations.

Units from Lakeside, Santee, El Cajon, and CALFIRE responded to this new fire. An engine from the Bonita and National City Fire Agencies covered the Lakeside area while companies were committed.

No civilian or fire service injuries were reported at this incident. Cause of the fire is currently under investigation. Loss at this fire was also set at approximately $20,000.

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