Photo By Bruce Dembecki
The situation inside the single-story house was complicated by the fact that there were three families living inside and there were separate areas for each of them. In all, 9 people were displaced by the blaze and Red Cross was called to assist.
Following the 8:45 P.M. request, Bruce Dembecki had Fire Support Unit 2 out the door of San Jose Fire Station 6 by 9:00 P.M. and on scene in Milpitas a short time later. It was cold on scene and the rain started coming down as FSU 2 arrived, making the conditions even more unpleasant. Fire Associates members Jerry Haag, Ron Green and Dan Wong met FSU-2 on scene and Rehab was established, with a focus on hot drinks - like plenty of coffee and hot chocolate. FSU-2 was released from the scene around 10:30 P.M.
- Bruce's photos can be viewed at: Milpitas House Fire
-- Report submitted by Bruce Dembecki