Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Lakeside Firefighters Battle Early Morning Vehicle Fire

FF-PM Danny Leetch attacks the fire.

Lakeside, Ca -

 Early in the morning on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at 3:30 a.m., firefighters from the Lakeside Fire District were dispatched to Highway 67 and Vigilante Road for a large vehicle fire.  Engine 2 from the River Park Fire Station was the first unit in the area and could see a large column of smoke as they passed Johnson Lake Road.  On arrival, Engine 2 found a fully involved 4-door sedan just off Highway 67 on Slaughter House Canyon Road.  Engine 2 was able to pull past the vehicle to the uphill side and spot on a hydrant close-by for a water source.  Firefighter/Paramedic Danny Leetch quickly pulled a hose line off of Engine 2 and knocked down the fire before it could spread to anything nearby.  With the assistance from Engine 1 (Riverview fire station), firefighters were able extinguish the fire and let CHP begin their investigation.  The cause and circumstances for this fire are still being looked into.

Photo By: Captain/Paramedic John Hisaw, Lakeside Fire District
Story By: Engineer/Paramedic Matthew Buzzell, District

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