Monday, April 15, 2013

3-Alarm Sunnyvale Fire Results In Third Call of the Day for FASCV

Photo By Bruce Dembecki
Date and  Time: 04-15-2013, 2239 hours
Agency: Sunnyvale Fire
Incident Address: 732 E. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale
Type: Third alarm

Details: Multiple occupancy strip mall. One unit charged with smoke down to the floor upon arrival of first unit. Brief interior attack before safety concerns forced shift to defensive. Fire spread to two adjoining occupancies but was prevented from spreading to attached buildings on both sides by application of strong hose streams, two of which were elevated (SNY T-1, SNC T-8), to protect existing fire walls. Three tenancies severely damaged, little damage to exposures. Final extinguishment was made more difficult by multiple layered roof surface.
Agency Responders:
SNY: E-1, 2, 3, 4, 30, 40, 60; T-1, 2, 2; R-2; XSC Medic-42; IC- Batt. 1 (Rushmeyer)
SNC: E-10; T-8
CNT: E-1
PAF: R-2; BS-2
MTV: station coverage
FASCV Responding Units: FSU-1. Arrived: 2300, released: 0300 hours, April 16.
FASCV Responders: Larry Carr, Bruce Dembecki, Jerry Haag (driver), Len Williams, Dan Wong. and Walter Huber (guest).

-- Report submitted by Jerry Haag