Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Santa Clara Firefighters Battle 3-Alarm Fire

Date & Time: 02 August 2011, 1934 hours
Agency: Santa Clara City
Incident Address: 2312 Augusta Lane 
Type: Third Alarm

Details: Wood frame, single story, single family dwelling. Fire in outside shed and attached garage. Engine 5 first in, own 5" supply line from close hydrant, 3 attack lines. Heavy black smoke more reminiscent of an industrial fire filled the sky above Santa Clara, visible from Palo Alto to the far side of San Jose - the outside "structure" was full of "heavy fuel load" materials, which caused the increased level of smoke, and some problems for firefighters.

SNC: E-2, 7, 9, 10; E-1 & 3 quickly released; T-2; R-2; IC-Batt. 1 (Dellamaggiore)

FASCV Responding Unit: FSU-1, released at 2115 hours.
Responders:  Bob Gundrum (driver), Herman De Kruyff, Bruce Dembecki, Jerry Haag and Dan Wong with Walter Huber (guest)