Wednesday, February 29, 2012

San Jose Firefighters "Leap" into Action at Early Morning House Fire

Photo By Bruce Dembecki
Just before 3:00 a.m. on a cold, wet and windy February Leap Day, San Jose Fire Department responded to reports of a house on fire at 1103 Denise Way. Arriving firefighters were greeted by heavy smoke and flames shooting through the roof, fanned by the heavy winds. The incident was upgraded to a second alarm.

Residents were awakened by the sound of flames on the roof, while the residents in the adjoining unit of the duplex were roused by pounding on their front door. Everyone escaped unharmed, but the building and contents were destroyed.

San Jose Fire called Fire Associates for Rehab support around 4:30 a.m. and Bruce Dembecki responded in Fire Support Unit 2. Bruce was met on scene by George Hoyt and Jerry Haag. Hot coffee was well received by cold and wet fire fighters. Support Unit 2 was released at 6:00 a.m.
-- Report Submitted By Bruce Dembecki