On May 22, just after 1130 hours, San Jose Fire asked Fire Associates to respond to a Tier 2 (2nd alarm) fast moving, wind-driven flatland grass fire at Singleton Road and Locke Drive, the site of an old sanitary landfill. CalFire support also was en route with engines, copter, and a dozer.
John Whiteside responded to SJ Station 35 to take Fire Support Unit #3 to the fire. He arrived on scene around 1200, providing bottled water and Gatorade, plus Blueberry and CLIF bars. He was supported by George Hoyt, Dan Wong, and guest Walter Huber.
The 7-acre fire threatened structures downwind but was stopped just short of them. John was released and returned to Station 35 by 1430 hours.
-- Report submitted by John Whiteside