Shortly after 1:00 P.M. on Sept. 1st, John Whiteside responded in Support Unit 2 to a fire near downtown San Jose. John was joined by FASCV member Bruce Dembecki and Bob Gundrum. Located at 160 N. 4th Street (near E. St. James St.), a fire had apparently started in a dumpster and spread up the outside of the single-story, Victorian home and into the attic space. Because of the fire's close proximity to a high-rise building, a multiple-alarm dispatch was called.
FSU 2 provided cold lemonade, Gatorade and Clif Bars to fire crews who had been fighting the fire in very hot summer temperatures.
- Bruce Dembecki's photos can be viewed at: San Jose Victorian Fire
- A San Jose Mercury-News story can be read at: 2-Alarm Fire Extinguished