Friday, October 15, 2010

Lakeside Fire Crews Make Quick Work of Bedroom Fire

Lakeside - On Friday, October 15, 2010, at 9:22 a.m., Heartland Fire Communications dispatched a first-alarm structure assignment for a house fire in the 13000 block of Appaloosa Drive in Lakeside. Battalion 1 (Tockstein) was first on-scene reporting moderate smoke from a single family residence. B1 assumed Appaloosa Incident Command (IC) and directed the efforts of fire crews from the Lake Jennings (fs3), Riverview (fs1), and Eucalyptus Hills (fs2) fire stations. The smoky fire was quickly located in a back bedroom and extinguished with a preconnected 1-3/4" hoseline. Due to the quick response and aggressive actions of the firefighters, fire extension was limited to a single bedroom.

It is important to note that the residence had several working smoke detectors and that the doors to all of the bedrooms were closed, limiting both the spread of the fire and the smoke.

Lakeside units attending this incident included E3, E1, E2, M3, and B1. Also assisting were Truck 4 (Santee) and E3382 (CalFire). San Diego County Sheriff's deputies assisted prior to fire department arrival with the removal of two dogs from the residence. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Firefighters getting ready to make entry.

FF Shawn McKenna prepares to advance the attack line.

Engine 3 layed a supply line from the closest hydrant.

Engineer Chris Downing sets-up his pump panel.

Firefighters take a break after "knockdown."

Story by: Captain Scott Culkin, Lakeside Fire District
Photos by: EMT David Csik

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