Tuesday, June 15, 2010

June 15, 2010 -- Multi-alarm Response in Morgan Hill

At 5:03 A.M. on Tuesday, June 15, Fire Associates was paged to a house fire in Morgan Hill. Santa Clara County Fire was on the scene of a multi-alarm fire at 80 Preservation Way. Bruce Dembecki responded in Support Unit 2 and was met on scene by Mike Chappell, Brian Woodson and John Whitaker.

The house was fully involved when firefighters arrived on the scene. When they were able to enter the home, crews found a deceased victim within the structure. County Fire was assisted in the mutual-aide incident by units from South County Fire, Gilroy Fire, CalFire and San Jose Fire.

Fire Associates set up a rehab area down the street from the involved structure. On a chilly, foggy summer morning, cups of coffee and donuts were in hot demand. Once the sun finally broke through the overcast, an Easy-up shelter was set up to provide some shade to weary firefighters. A lunch of Togo's sandwiches, chips and cold drinks was served under the awning shortly before Fire Associates was released at 12:45 P.M.