Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Weather Related Fatality in Lakeside

Flinn Springs: At approximately 3 PM, on January 19th, companies from the Lakeside Fire District were called to 15141 Olde Highway 80 for a large tree that had fallen, crushing a number of the occupancies in the park. Battalion Chief Brent Larkin (IC) states that a total of three occupancies have been destroyed in this incident. Crews initiated a search and rescue operation to look for potential victims. After a hour long rescue operation crews located the body of a female victim in one of the trailers. Concerned that other victims might be trapped under the large eucalyptus tree, a request for a heavy crane was made. Marco Crane responded to the incident and was able to remove the tree allowing crews to complete the search. No additional victims were found.

Crews from Lakeside, Santee, and CALFIRE search for victims


Damage to another coach in the area

Lakeside Fire was assisted by crews from El Cajon, Santee and CALFIRE. In addition a handcrew responded to assist in the search operations.

Representatives from both the Red Cross and TIP responded to assist.

Submitted: Captain Mark Grow, Lakeside Fire District
Photos Provided By: San Diego Sheriffs Department

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