Monday, December 26, 2011

Multiple Agencies Assist with a Commercial Fire in Lakeside

Lakeside, CA -

On Monday, December 26, 2011, at 8:20 p.m., the Heartland Communications Center received a report of smoke rising from the roof of a commercial structure in the 12500 block of Lakeshore Dr. Five structural engines, one truck company, one ALS medic unit, and Division 4106 (Kirkpatrick) were dispatched to the alarm. Enroute to the fire, additional calls were received now stating there were "flames" on the roof of the building.

Upon the arrival of Engine 1 and Medic 1, firefighters observed a commercial occupancy charged with smoke and light smoke showing from the roof of the building. Crews pulled attack lines and made entry into the occupancy to discover a commercial clothing dryer had ignited, possibly spreading fire to the roof.

Fire Engineer Steven Schleif and Firefighter-Paramedic Eric Stamm check for fire extension.
On the arrival of Engine 2,  a supply line was laid from a hydrant on Lakeshore Dr. to the fire scene. Truck 4 was requested to ladder the roof and check for fire extension. In addition, smoke had entered a second occupancy which required crews to ventilate the area before additional damage could occur. The crew from E4 setup additional smoke fans to deal with the issue.

Crews discovered that the fire was isolated to the dryer unit. After partial dismantling of the unit crews were able to fully extinguish the fire.

A total of 12 Lakeside Fire personnel responded to the fire, assisted by crews from Santee and CalFire.
Engine 1
Medic 1

Lakeside Fire
Engine 2
Lakeside Fire

Engine 3

Lakeside Fire

Engine 4
Truck 4
Santee Fire

Engine 3352

Submitted By: Captain Mark Grow, Lakeside Fire District

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