Thursday, September 30, 2010

Storms Bring Busy Shift for Lakeside Fire Crews

Lakeside - An unusually strong storm system brought lightning and periods of heavy rain to most areas of the Lakeside Fire District for much of the day on September 30, 2010. Just after 12:00 p.m., and for the next several hours, Lakeside Firefighters were dispatched to a series of fires caused by lightning downstrikes within the district. Several trees and utility poles were struck, in addition to an incident at a local middle school that caused damage to electronic equipment. As is usually the case during rainstorms, fire crews also responded to an increased number of traffic collisions. As of 7:00 p.m., Lakeside Firefighters had responded to 25 calls for service. That is more than double our call volume on a "normal" shift.

Firefighters from the Lake Jennings fire station (fs3) attend a traffic collision on I-8. The rainbow stretched from Blossom Valley to Crest!

Story and photo by: Captain Scott Culkin, Lakeside Fire District

1 comment:

  1. Boy ain't that the truth. Rain makes for a busy shift and people just can't seem to handle driving in it.
    Good work guy!!