Thursday, May 26, 2011

Quick Response Stops Vegetation Fire in Lakeside

Foster, CA -

Numerous fire units from multiple agencies got a quick handle on a 3-acre vegetation fire near the San Vicente dam on Thursday, May 26, 2011. Lakeside Battalion 1 (Tockstein) requested a high-wildland resource dispatch while enroute as he had a smoke column visible from a distance. Both Central Zone (Heartland Communications) and CalFire sent full responses due to the fire potential in this area. In addition to the ground units, CalFire sent an air tactical supervisor (AA330) and an air tanker (T75) from the nearby Ramona Air Attack base as well as a helitack crew (Copter12) from Gillespie Field in El Cajon.

The fire made a rapid run up a steep slope in light fuels and was held at the ridgeline. Firefighters from Lakeside and CalFire put in hoselays to surround the fire. Central Zone resources assigned to this incident included: E2, E3, Br26, M3, B1 (Lakeside); Br4, E5 (Santee); Br18, Br23 (San Miguel); Br225 (Viejas); B8 (Barona). The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The fire was on the backside of this hill. Firefighters held it at the ridgeline.

Copter 12 makes a drop in steep terrain.

Story by: Captain Scott Culkin, Lakeside Fire District
Photos by: Captain Scott Culkin and FF/PM Bing Tom

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