Saturday, September 17, 2011

Vegetation Fire Extends into Structure


On Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 8:51 a.m., the Lakeside Fire District received calls reference a vegetation fire in the 13200 blk of Aurora Dr. Callers reported that the fire had extended into a patio area and was threatening structures.

Reserve Firefighter David Csik extends an attack line to the still smoldering deck area.
On the arrival of Battalion 1 (Laff), he discovered a small brush fire that had extended into the deck area of an adjoining structure. Fortunately local residents armed with garden hoses were able to keep the fire from extending further into the structure. Upon the arrival of Engine 3 (Lake Jennings Station), a hoseline was pulled and the area was overhauled.

Damage to the deck area from this small fire was significant
A point to remember: Even though this is a small area, it doesn't take much to suffer structural damage when clearance (green zone) is inadequate

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. Approximately $1000 of structural damage occurred.

Dispatched Lakeside Fire units: E3, E1, E2, B1, M1; San Miguel unit: B23;CalFire unit: E3382

Submitted By: Fire Captain Mark Grow, Lakeside Fire District

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