Friday, August 9, 2013

Vegetation Fire Near HWY 67 and Mapleview St.


On the afternoon of Friday August 9, 2013 Lakeside firefighters were dispatched to reports of a vegetation fire between Hwy 67 and Vine Street.  Units from Lakeside Fire Station 2, Station 1, Station 3 and Santee Station 4 were dispatched under  medium wild land conditions and responded to the scene.

Lakeside Division Chief 4103 was the first to arrived at scene and reported a spot fire that was less than a quarter of an acre and spreading slowly in the grass.  Engine companies arrived quickly and began hose lays on the flanks of the fire (after cutting through some fencing), quickly extinguishing the fire.
The Fire was contained before it could damage any property
The fire was started in an area that had little chance for spreading to structures, but there were some trailers that could have been impacted by the fire had it not been extinguished quickly.  Fires in light "flashy" fuels, such as this dry grass field, have a tendency to burn quickly when any wind is present.  A combination of light winds and a quick response kept the fire from burning any of the property adjacent to the field.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.

View 2013 Incident Map in a larger map

The fire being mopped up

WT 7251 pumping water to Engine 2

Photo by: Chief Andy Parr and Engineer Matt Buzzell
Story by: Captain Bernie Molloy

No comments:

Post a Comment