Saturday, February 21, 2009

February 20, 2009 --- 2nd-Alarm Response for Santa Clara County Fire

On Friday morning, Feb. 20, at 4:04 A.M., Fire Associates responded with Support Unit 4 to a 2nd-alarm fire in Saratoga. The following report was submitted by FASCV responder, Jerry Haag:

Date: 20 Feb. 2009

Time: 0404 Sonitrol Dispatch; 0445 Arrival; 0645 Released

Type: Structure Fire

Size: Second Alarm

Jurisdiction: Santa Clara County Fire

Location: 12746 Cambridge, Saratoga

Details: Single story, single-family, detached dwelling, ranch-type wood-frame.
Fire started in a bedroom, spread into attic. Three residents displaced. According to IC, preliminary cause was a candle. All attack lines from E-9 (2-1-3/4" and 1- 2-1/2"). Water supply through one length of 5" from hydrant on fire-side of street. T-5 was Search and Ventilation. E-2 was RIC. Other responding companies were T-1, HM-1, E-17, BS-2 and R-17. IC was B-7 (Kendall Pearson).

Responding FASCV Members: Carr, Haag, Whitaker, Chappell

Unit responding: FS-4

John Whitaker's photos can be viewed at: Saratoga House Fire