Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Quick Response in Lakeside Stops Vehicle/Vegetation Fire

Foster, CA

On Tuesday, August 23, 2011, at 2:30 p.m., Lakeside firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle fire on Hwy 67 near Slaughterhouse Canyon Road. Initial reports from Heartland Communications indicated there might be two occupants still inside the burning vehicle. While enroute, dispatchers reported a possible threat to nearby vegetation. With this new information, Lakeside Battalion 1 (Tockstein) requested a full wildland fire resource response.

Lakeside E2 (Eucalyptus Hills fire station) was first on scene reporting a fully-involved vehicle fire extending into the nearby vegetation. Firefighters quickly deployed two hoselines and extinguished the brush and vehicle fire. Luckily, the report of occupants in the vehicle were unfounded.

The quick response and aggressive actions of E2's firefighters kept this relatively small fire from becoming a
major wildland fire.

This fully-involved vehicle ignited the nearby brush.
Story and photo submitted by: Captain Jerry Daoust, Lakeside Fire District

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