Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Morgan Hill House Fire Has Everyone Busy

Photo By Bruce Dembecki
Shortly before 4:15 P.M., on Wednesday June 13, Santa Clara County Fire responded to reports of thick black smoke coming from a house at 15195 La Rocca Court, Morgan Hill. Arriving units from Cal Fire and County Fire were confronted with Bedroom fire that was billowing smoke out the rear and now front of the house. A second alarm was called and units from as far away as Cupertino in the north and Gilroy in the South were added to the dispatch, along with Fire Associates.
In the end, fire damage in the house was limited to 2 bedrooms and a hallway, while there was smoke and water damage, along with some issues in the attic that needed the attention of fire crews and causing a rather extensive overhaul operation.
Fire Associates member Bruce Dembecki responded to the scene with Fire Support Unit 3 and was met upon arrival by Members Mike Chappell, John Whiteside and Randy Whiteside. It was a hot afternoon and cold drinks were popular as the crews worked to overhaul the property. Support was provided by crews from Gilroy Fire, South County Fire Protection District, Cal Fire, and San Jose Fire, along with the crews from Santa Clara County Fire.
This was Fire Associates seventh response in only six days.
-- Report Submiutted By: Bruce Dembecki