Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Alert Neighbor Reports Lakeside Structure Fire

Blossom Valley-

On Monday, May 13, 2013, at 12:34 p.m., a neighbor spotted smoke and flames coming from a next door garage. He alerted the elderly resident then quickly called 911. At 12:35 the Heartland Communications Center dispatched a first alarm structure response consisting of four engines, one truck, one medic unit and two Division Chiefs to the 9000 block of Dunbar Lane.

Lakeside Firefighter Jon Jordan clears the exit to assist firefighters inside. Div-4702 Brad Rushing looks on as safety officer.
Within seven minutes Lakeside firefighters on E26 (Blossom Valley) arrived on scene to report heavy smoke coming from a detached garage and began efforts to attack the fire. E3 (Lake Jennings) arrived two minutes later laying fire hose from a nearby hydrant to supply the incident with water. Division Chief 4702 (Rushing-Alpine) and Division Chief 4103 (Laff- Lakeside) arrived to assume incident command. E1(Riverview) and M2 (River Park) joined the effort soon there after to assist with firefighting efforts. The blaze was knocked down quickly and fully extinguished within 15 minutes thanks to its early detection and rapid response and actions by Lakeside and Heartland firefighters.

San Diego, California News Station - KFMB Channel 8 - cbs8.com

Submitted By: Fire Captain Chuck Palmore, Lakeside Fire District

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