Saturday, June 9, 2007

June 06, 2007 -- Palo Alto Response

On Wednesday (June 6 @ 13:30), Palo Alto Fire was dispatched to a structure fire at 3856 Corina
. Upon arrival, they reported heavy smoke from the "A" side (front) of the residence.
Neighbors reported there was a handicapped female inside and perhaps her husband. Search
operations were immediately begun with tragic results -- the body of the 80 YOA female
resident was found (Saturday's San Jose Mercury-News reported smoke inhalation). The
husband was not home and arrived after the fire was extinguished. The fire caused a high
voltage power line to drop, thereby increasing the area hazards. Mountain View Fire's Engine 3
was part of the
1st alarm and had the rear exposure from the street behind the structure.

Upon hearing the IC ask if a 2nd alarm was needed (not needed), and knowledge that there
was a fatality, Bob Gundrum made a voluntary response in Support Unit 1. He arrived
between 14:15 and 14:30 and was not released until 17:30.

-- Thanks to FASCV member Bob Gundrum for this information