Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Lakeside Firefighters Locate Fully Engulfed Vehicle on Rescue Call

Lakeview Area: On Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 3:54a.m., the Lakeside Fire District received a call about a vehicle that had left the roadway on Lakeview Rd, north of Morning Glory Dr. A full rescue response was dispatched including two structural engines, a rescue company, an ALS medic unit, and a battalion chief.

The crew from Engine One take action to extinguish the blaze.

En route, crews received a number of additional calls from residents in the area that could now see smoke and could hear "horns" honking in the area.

On arrival of Engine One (Riverview Station), firefighters discovered a fully engulfed SUV in the canyon area east of Lakeview Rd. Because of skid marks located on the road, crews were concerned that an occupant may still be in the vehicle. Crews advanced a hose line into the canyon and extinguished the fire. On inspection of the vehicle, no occupants were located. A search was made of the area but no victims were located.

A total of 9 Lakeside Fire personnel were sent to the alarm assisted by three personnel from the El Cajon Fire Department. CHP is investigating the incident.

Submitted By; Fire Captain Mark Grow, Lakeside Fire District
Photos By: Firefighter-Paramedic Chris Williams, Lakeside Fire District

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