Thursday, July 8, 2010

Lakeside Firefighters Tackle Residential Structure Fire

Riverview: On July 8, 2010, at 1627 hours, Engine 1 from Lakeside's Riverview fire station was toned-out for a smoke check in the 9200 block of Emerald Grove Ave in Lakeside.  Initial reports to Heartland dispatch were that the homeowners were out of town and smoke was coming from the chimney.  On arrival, Engine1 found dark brown smoke showing from the chimney and light smoke coming from the attic vents.  The incident was immediately upgraded to a full 1st alarm structure assignment.  After pulling 400 feet of 4-inch supply line up hill to the nearest fire hydrant and forcing entry, units found the home charged with dark smoke down to the floor with zero visibility.  Ventilation was quickly initiated, assisting interior crews in locating the fire that was burning in the back bedroom.   The fire was quickly extinguished and no one was injured. 

Units on-scene of this incident included Battalion 1, Engine 1, Engine 2, Rescue 3, and Medic 1 from Lakeside.  Also Truck 4 from Santee, Engine 19 from San Miguel, and Engine 3385 from Cal Fire assisted efforts.

Story and photos submitted by: Firefighter/Paramedic Matthew Buzzell, Lakeside Fire District

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