Photo By Bruce Dembecki
A second alarm was called. The Mountain View Fire Department was assisted by the Santa Clara County Fire Department, Sunnyvale Fire Department, Palo Alto Fire Department, Mountain View Police Department and the Fire Associates of Santa Clara Valley. The American Red Cross also provided support to the displaced resident.
Following the 5:17 A.M. page-out, Jerry Haag responded in Fire Support Unit 1 and arrived at 5:40 A.M. He was met on scene by Fire Associates members Bruce Dembecki, Ron Green and Dan Wong. Temperatures were below freezing in the early hours of the morning and hot drinks were popular. There were a lot of "firefighter mocha" drinkers on this morning, with several firefighters mixing hot chocolate into their coffees. FSU 1 remained on scene providing many hot drinks, and the famous Fire Associates donuts, until they were released at approximately 8:40 A.M.
- Bruce's photos can be viewed at: Mobile Home Fire
- A San Jose Mercury News story can be read at: Scorched Mobile Home
-- Report submitted by Bruce Dembecki