Fire Associates was paged at 6:25 A.M. on Monday, Jan. 25 by Santa Clara County Fire. A single-story house was burning at 264 Old Adobe Rd. in Los Gatos. John Whiteside responded to the early morning call in Support Unit 2. John has submitted the following report:
Paged at 0625 on Jan. 25 for a 2-alarm fire in Los Gatos, near the Monte Sereno border, off Quito Road. Arrived about 0730 with FSU #2. Typical, 1-story, ranch-style house. An elderly gentleman was the lone occupant. He escaped the fire and went next door to phone -- about 0545. He was taken to the hospital, but not in serious condition. Fire destroyed the back half and right side of the structure.
Last fire unit finally cleared about 1245. NO RAIN!!! Ron Green and Jerry Haag were on scene when FSU #2 arrived and Bruce Dembecki arrived later. FSU #2 was released about 1000.
- Bruce's photos can be viewed at: Los Gatos House Fire
- An ABC7 news story can be read at: 2-Alarm House Fire
- CBS Chopper 5 Video can be viewed at: Raw Footage from Los Gatos