Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Lakeside Firefighters Battle 2nd-Alarm Condo Fire

At 8:00 a.m. Sunday morning, February 26, 2012,  Lakeside Firefighters were dispatched to a multifamily residential fire with multiple reports of smoke and flames.  Upon leaving their nearby quarters, Lakeside Engine 2  reported a column of smoke was visible.  Battalion 8 (Kremensky) was the first unit on scene reporting smoke and flames showing from both floors of an occupied 2-story condominium.  Lakeside Engine 1 (Riverview station) was the first engine on scene followed shortly by Engine 2 (River Park station).  Firefighters quickly stretched handlines and attacked the fire, coordinating interior firefighting operations with outside vertical (roof) ventilation. A rapid response coupled with well-coordinated and aggressive firefighting limited direct fire damage to only the involved unit. Damage to adjacent units was limited to only smoke. One victim was transported by firefighter/paramedics to the local burn center with injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Lakeside firefighters were assisted on this challenging fire by our automatic-aid partners from Santee, El Cajon, San Miguel, and Barona. Units attending this incident included: E1, E2, E3, M2, and 4103 (Lakeside); E4, T4, R5 (Santee); E6, T6, B3 (El Cajon); E19 (San Miguel); B8 (Barona).

Smoke and fire showing from 2nd-story windows.

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Submitted By: Engineer/Paramedic Matthew Buzzell 1B

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