Thursday, September 5, 2013

Fire Associates Responds to Stubborn 7-Eleven Fire In Santa Clara

Date and Time: Thurs., Sept. 05, 2013, 0745 hours
Agency: Santa Clara City Fire
Incident Address: 706 Benton St., Santa Clara (cross of Benton and The Alameda)
Type: Third alarm
Details: Stubborn fire in roof space of a 7-11 store only a few hundred feet from Fire Station 1. Store was open at the time. Alarm was reported directly at the station. Quickly progressed to a third alarm. Free-standing building, no external or internal exposures. Chief, who was in the station at the time, said there was a large amount of smoke when he looked down the street. Final extinguishment required a lot of time because the fire was deeply buried in the roofing material.
Agency Responders:
SNC: E-1, 3, 4, 5, 7; T-2, 8; R-2; HM-9, Batt. 1
SJS: E-7, 10; T-14 for station coverage
FASCV Responding Units: FSU-1. Arrived: 0820, released: 1145 hours.
FASCV Responders: Bruce Dembecki, Ron Green and Jerry Haag (driver). Ron's last run with FASCV.
-- Report submitted by Jerry Haag