Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Lakeside Firefighters Extinguish Restaurant Fire

Lakeside, Calif. -

A fire in the kitchen of a local restaurant was extinguished by Lakeside firefighters on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Heartland Communications dispatchers received a 911 call from an employee reporting the fire in the 10000 block of Maine Avenue. The fire dispatcher quickly processed the call and alerted firefighters in less than 30-seconds, getting a full commercial structure fire resource assignment enroute to this incident.

Lakeside Fire Chief Andy Parr (4101) arrived on scene in under six minutes reporting a working fire in the restaurant kitchen. Lakeside Engine 1 arrived simultaneously and was directed to establish a water supply from a nearby hydrant and stretch a hoseline to attack the fire. Subsequent fire companies arrived and supported the fire attack operation. The fire was quickly extinguished with limited extension to the rest of the occupancy. There were no injuries on this incident. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

This incident demonstrates the seamless nature of the 911 emergency response system we enjoy in east county. The Heartland Communications dispatchers answered the 911 call and, using their state-of-the-art Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system, immediately processed the information while quickly alerting the closest available fire resources. Once alerted, firefighters rapidly got enroute to the incident. In this case, firefighters were on the scene of this fire in less than six minutes after the 911 call was answered by the dispatcher.

As always, Lakeside Fire would like to acknowledge our automatic-aid partners for their assistance on this fire. Agencies assisting on this incident included: E4 (Santee); T6 (Heartland Fire-Rescue); E7619 (San Miguel). Lakeside units included: E1, E3, M2, 4101, 4106. The CHP also assisted with traffic control.

Lakeside Engines 1 & 3 on scene.

Santee Engine 4 assisted. Note the supply line in the street.

Post and photos by: Captain Scott Culkin, Lakeside Fire District

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