Saturday, September 18, 2010

September 17, 2010 -- 2-Alarm Response for Fire In Palo Alto

On Friday morning, Sept. 17, at 7:42 A.M., Fire Associates responded to a 2-alarm fire in Palo Alto. A large, 2-story home was burning at 1000 University Ave. Jerry Haag responded in Support Unit 1 and has submitted this report:

Date: 17 September 2010
Time: 0715 dispatch of Full Structural Response on report of smoke in a dwelling.
         0730 Second alarm
         0742 Sonitrol page
         (req. by Haag enroute to SNC Sta. 9)
         0825 Arrival
         1200 Release
Type: Structure Fire
Size: Second alarm
Jurisdiction: Palo Alto
Location: 1000 University Ave.

Details: Fire in large, two-story, single-family, frame dwelling. Heritage Building constructed in 1901. Heavy fire on second floor and attic when first engine arrived. Three elderly adults displaced.

Units Present:
PAF:  IC-Batt. 6 (Bonfiglio); E-1, 3, 4, 6; T-6; R-2; Medic-1
MTV:  T-1
MNL:  T-1
CNT:  Batt. 14

Responding Members: Haag (driver), Dan Wong, Ron Green and Herman De Kruyff.
Fire Support Unit Responding: FSU-1
Remarks: A trifecta of quints , each operating an elevated master stream at a corner of the building.

Accompanying Photos by:  Dan Wong