Friday, February 13, 2009

February 11, 2009 -- 2nd-Alarm Response for Mountain View Fire

On Wednesday evening, Feb. 11, at 5:58 P.M., Fire Associates responded to a 2nd-alarm fire in Mountain View. The following report was submitted by FASCV responder, Jerry Haag:

Date: 11 Feb. 2009
Time: 1758 - Initial dispatch monitored by Haag and Williams; 1815 - Paged by Sonitrol; 1845 - Support Unit 1 arrival on-scene; 2000 - Released by IC.
Type: Structure fire
Size: Second alarm
Jurisdiction: Mountain View
Location: 288 Church Street

Details: Small single story front apartment attached to two story rear section. Fire started in the living room, trapping sole female occupant in rear bedroom. First arriving company, Engine 1 (Capt. Jeff Cole), made rescue out through a window. Subsequent arriving engine, truck and rescue companies stretched two 1-3/4" and one 2-1/2" pre-connect from Engine 1. Water supply was from a hydrant directly in front of the fire building. Fire was confined to the unit of origin. Unknown number of residents displaced.
Remarks: Apparent cause a kerosene heating device in the living room. Victim transported to hospital Code 3 with smoke inhalation injuries.

Units in attendance: MTV E-1, E-2, E-3, E-4, T-1, R-1. Also, PAF Batt. Chief and CNT E-14. IC was Batt. Chief Owen.

Responding FASCV Members: Larry Carr and Jerry Haag
Fire Support Unit Responding: FS-4

A San Jose Mercury News story can be read at this link: Woman Hurt In Fire