|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