Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Lakeside Firefighters respond to House Fire

Winter Gardens -  On Tuesday August 16, 2011 Lakeside Fire crews were dispatched along with crews from San Miguel, El Cajon, and Santee to the report of a structure fire on Vista Del Cajon in the Winter Gardens area.  The initial dispatch reported that there was heavy black smoke coming from under the residence.  When San Miguel Engine 19 arrived on scene their report on conditions confirmed there was smoke rolling out from under the building.  Lakeside Engine 1 and Medic 1, from the Riverview station, were next on scene and laid a 4 supply line up to E19, who was actively engaging the fire.

Crew Stretch a hoseline into the structure
El Cajon Engine 8 was close behind E1 and moved up to assist E19 with fire attack.  Soon after the arrival of the first three units came Lakeside Battalion 1, El Cajon Engine 9, Santee Truck 4 and Cal Fire unit 3352.  Crews on scene had to remove all of the skirting around the residence to attack the fire that was burning under the structure.
A San Miguel, Lakeside, and El Cajon Engine are lined up

After several minutes of removing siding and spraying water on the flames the fire was suppressed.  The fire was held to the underside of the structure and kept from extending into the residence.  Nobody was injured in the fire and the cause is under investigation.

The damage from the fire was primarily under the residence

Story and Photos by Engineer / Paramedic Bernie Molloy.

1 comment:

  1. thank god, you made it out ........love ya