Monday, July 27, 2009

July 27, 2009 -- Early-morning, 2-Alarm Fire in Saratoga

At 4:18 AM on Monday, July 27, Fire Associates was requested by Santa Clara County Fire. A structure fire was burning at 13179 Shadow Mountain Drive in Saratoga. Responding in Support Unit 1 was FASCV member, Jerry Haag. Jerry was met on scene by John Whitaker. Jerry has submitted the following account of the incident:

Date: 27 July 2009

Time: 0418 Sonitrol dispatch; 0515 arrival; released at 0700.
Type: Structure fire

Size: Second alarm

Jurisdiction: County Fire (Saratoga's Area)
Location: 13179 Shadow Mountain Dr., Saratoga

Details: Ranch style, single-story, single-family dwelling. Fire most-likely started in a bedroom then spread to attic space. CNT Engine 17 first in, deployed several 1-3/4 and 1-1/2" lines, provided own 5" water supply line from hydrant across the street. Roof was tough to open due to metal, simulated-tile roof covering - but good stop was made. House is repairable. Three adults were displaced.

Units in attendance:

CNT: E-8, E-9, E-17, T-1, T-5, R-17, P-1, P-5, BS-2, HM-2
, Batt. 2, Batt. 14
Responding Members: Jerry Haag (driver), John Whitaker
Fire Support Unit Responding: FSU-1
Remarks: Donut-run made by Whitaker.

John's photos from the event can be viewed at: CNT - Saratoga House Fire

SJ Merc-News
story can be read at: 2-Alarm Fire Controlled