Friday, May 14, 2010

Dumpster Fire brings a Commercial Response to Maine Street

Lakeside: On Friday, May 14th, 2010 at 6:27 PM, the Heartland Communications Center received 911 calls of a dumpster fire, possibly spreading to the structure, at the old Valley Market at Woodside Ave and Maine Street. Dispatched to this fire was 5 engine companies, a truck company, an ALS ambulance, and a Battalion Chief.

Firefighter-Paramedic Eric Stamm extinguishes a dumpster fire at Maine and Woodside Ave. Fires like this pose a significant hazard if located too close to structures.
Reports indicated that the dumpster was against the commercial structure, and had the potential to spread to the main occupancy. Fortunately on the arrival of Engine 2 (Eucalyptus Hills) the fire was isolated to the dumpster and had not caused additional property damage.

If you have any information as to the cause of this fire please contact the Lakeside Fire Protection District at (619) 390-2350.

Dumpster fires can cause significant property damage if not correctly located on the property. When possible dumpsters should be located away from structures. If located within an enclosure it should be locked during non-business hours. If possible the lid should be locked closed.

Submitted By: Captain Mark Grow, Lakeside Fire District

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