At 5:30 A.M. on Saturday July 30th,Fire Department dispatched units to a reported structure fire at Monterey Highway and Watsonville Rd., just near the Cal Fire Morgan Hill Fire Station. The following report comes from FASCV member Bruce Dembecki:
Behind the main house, two pool houses and a treehouse, connected to the house with flaming wooden trusses, were fully involved. A good stop was effected by units on scene, preventing spread of the fire to the connected house, or the many surrounding buildings used to store tools and supplies for the owner's hardwood flooring business. Had the 911 call been further delayed, the impact would have been far worse.
The incident was under the command of County Battalion 12, B/C Salazar, driving his brand new Battalion 12 buggy, which he picked up from the County shop just two days earlier. Coffee and donuts were popular at the early hour, and by mid morning, cold drinks were the order of the day. Support Unit 3 was released at around 10:00 A.M. and made it's way back to quarters at35.
- More of Bruce Dembecki's photos can be viewed at: Multiple-structure Fire