Monday, May 16, 2011

Lakeside Firefighters Extinguish Small Grass Fire

Rios Canyon -

Heartland Fire Communications received numerous 911 calls for a fire in the vegetation at Pecan Park Lane and Rios Canyon Road just before noon on May 15, 2011. Firefighters from Lakeside's Lake Jennings fire station (fs3) were first on scene and quickly extinguished a large spot fire in the grass field.

The fire was caused by sparks from a power saw cutting metal posts. This incident is a good reminder that great care must be taken when using power tools around dry vegetation. There is an abundance of grass in Southern California this spring due to the winter rains we had. This fuel type is easily ignited and fire spreads very quickly through it.

Assisting agencies on this incident included El Cajon, CalFire, and San Diego Sheriff.

This fire spread quickly through the cured-grass fuels.

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

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