Thursday, September 1, 2011

Engine 3 Handles Vehicle Fire

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A vehicle fire in the parking lot of the Denny's restaurant brought the C-division crew from Lakeside's Lake Jennings fire station (fs3) on the morning of September 1, 2011. Despite bystander attempts to extinguish the fire with several dry chemical extinguishers, the engine compartment was well-involved with fire on the arrival of Engine 3. Firefighters donned breathing apparatus and knocked-down the fire with a preconnected hoseline and water from Engine 3's booster tank. 

Upon investigation, it appeared that the engine compartment had several nests of grass and dry leaves (probably rat or mice nests). The hot engine parts ignited the vegetation, sparking the fire.

Lakeside firefighter Shawn McKenna cools-off the engine compartment.

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

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