Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Lakeside Fire Fighters Battle Well-Involved Residential Fire

Firefighters stretch hoselines for fire attack.
Lakeside, CA-

Shortly after shift change on Tuesday morning, May 8, 2012,  Lakeside firefighters were dispatched to a well-involved residential structure fire not far from the new River Park fire station on Lakeside Avenue.  Once enroute, Engine 2 reported to Heartland Dispatch and responding units that heavy smoke was visible from their quarters. Lakeside Division 4103 arrived and assumed Incident Command (IC) assigning incoming fire units to necessary tactical assignments . After laying over 700 feet of 4 inch supply line from the closest fire hydrant, Engine 2 was assigned fire attack, assisted by Engine 4 (Santee).  Shortly after making entry into the well involved structure fire, crews had to back out due to heavy fire conditions inside the large single family home.  After Santee Truck 4 arrived on scene and was able to cut some holes in the roof to ventilate much of the heat and smoke, fire crews where able to make entry once again and knock down the fire and extinguish it.

Santee Truck 4 performs roof ventilation operations.
The Truck 4 crew placing ground ladders.

After the Sheriff Bomb-Arson Investigators had finished their investigation, firefighters were able to finish overhauling the structure and removing anything that might cause the fire to reignite.  Once this labor intensive task was complete, crews were able to rehab with water, gatorade, and snacks provided by the Lakeside Logistics Volunteer Group.

Firefighters faced heavy smoke and fire conditions.

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Lakeside Fire would like to acknowledge the timely assistance provided to us by our automatic aid partners during this challenging incident. Units assigned to this fire included: E1, E2, M2, 4103, 4105, 4106, 4140 (Lakeside); E4, T4, E5 (Santee); E6, E206 (El Cajon); E19, E21, LA23 (San Miguel); T27, 4803 (Barona); 4702 (Alpine).

Post By: Engineer/Paramedic Matthew Buzzell
Photos By: Firefighter/Paramedic Bryon Peters

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