Thursday, July 19, 2007

July 19, 2007 -- Campbell Response

At 02:25 on Thursday, Don Gilbert, in Support Unit 2, and John Whitaker responded at the request of Santa Clara County Fire to 2120 South Winchester Ave. in Campbell. Located on the corner of S. Winchester and West Rincon Ave., the fire involved a Firestone Tire Co. store. The smokey fire was difficult to access because of three, roll-up, steel service bay doors. County firefighters cut through the doors with a power saw and found the interior filled with smoke. Other than an oily smoke coating all the interior, major damage seemed to be confined to two vehicles in one of the service bays.

Photos of this fire can be found at this link: SCCFD - July 19, 2007

While on scene, FASCV received a page for second fire -- this time in downtown San Jose. Since the Campbell fire activity was dying down, Don and John "demobed" and responded to San Jose. See the blog post entitled "July 19, 2007 -- San Jose 4-Alarm Response" for details.

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