Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Vegetation Fire in the Los Coches Creek

Lakeside, CA -

On Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 4:47 p.m., the Lakeside Fire Protection District received a 911 report of a vegetation fire in the Los Coches Creek area near Los Coches Road and Via Diego. A wildland response to was sent to the incident which included one brush engine, two structural engines, an ALS medic unit, a water tender, and a chief officer.

While units were still responding to the fire, additional calls were received stating that there was a fire burning in the heavy fuels in the creek bottom. As Engine 2 turned onto Los Coches Road, they could see the smoke rising in the area.

With the arrival of Engine 3 (Lake Jennings Station) they reported a 100'x 100' area on fire. A hose line was extended into the area and the fire was quickly knocked down. Due to the nature of the heavy fuels, firefighters faced an extensive overhaul operation as many hotspots remained. Crews remained on-scene for over an hour to make sure that no ignition sources remained.

A total of 13 Lakeside Fire personnel responded to the fire. The cause is currently under investigation. No structures were threatened by this fire.

Submitted By: Fire Captain Mark Grow, Lakeside Fire District
Video By: Bill Prorok

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