Saturday, August 11, 2012

Lakeside Firefighters Battle Well-Involved House Fire

Firefighters faced heavy fire conditions on arrival.

Lakeside, CA -

At about 4am on August 9, 2012,  firefighters from the Lakeside Fire Protection district were dispatched to a residential structure fire on Del Sol road in Lakeside.  After reporting that smoke could be seen from a distance, engine 1 (River station) arrived on and reported to a well-involved residential structure on fire.  Engine 1 firefighters quickly hooked up to a hydrant and deployed hoselines to start cooling the fire from the outside.  Engines 2 and 3 immediately pulled additional hose lines and made an interior attack through the front door.  Firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading any further into the home and out of the garage and attic.  The occupants had evacuated the home and were outside on arrival.  There were no fatalities but one firefighter was injured from falling roofing material during the incident..  Other losses included 2 vehicles and a travel trailer that had been parked next to the home.  The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.

Lakeside Engine 1 was first on scene just after 4:00 a.m.

Units from Lakeside Fire District included Engine 1, Engine 2, Engine 3, Engine 26, Medic 2, 4106, 4101, and 4140 (Lakeside Logistical Volunteer Group).  Other agencies that assisted were Santee, San Miguel, El Cajon, and Battalion 8 from Barona.

Firefighter knocks down heavy fire as crews prepare for interior attack.

Photos by: Firefighter/Paramedic Steve Russo, Lakeside Fire District
Story By: Engineer/Paramedic Matt Buzzell, Lakeside Fire District

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