Wednesday, July 14, 2010

July 3, 2010 -- 5-Alarm San Jose Response

At 1:52 P.M. on Saturday, July 3, the San Jose Fire Department responded to reports of a commercial building fire. Crews from Station 5 reported "Heavy Smoke Showing" while enroute and arrived to find the building with heavy smoke and flame. They struck a second alarm immediately.

SJFD paged Fire Associates for a 3rd alarm fire at 2:24 P.M. and, by 3:44 P.M., the incident had escalated to a fifth alarm.
Don Gilbert took Fire Support Unit 2 and was met on scene by Jerry Haag and Rick James. San Jose was assisted by mutual aid engines and ladders from Santa Clara, Milpitas and Sunnyvale.
-- Reported by Bruce Dembecki
-- Photo by Jerry Haag