Thursday, October 3, 2013

Major 3-Alarm Fire Destroys Sunnyvale Apartments

Photo By Bob Gundrum
Date and Time:  Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, 1528 hours
Agency:  Sunnyvale Public Safety
Incident Address:  201 W. California Ave., Sunnyvale (Fire unit actually fronts on N. Murphy Ave.)
Type:  Third Alarm
Details:  Second-floor fire in a large, two-story apartment complex spread quickly to roof space. Truss roof forced early transition to defensive operations. Entire roof collapsed shortly thereafter. Sixteen units rendered unable to be occupied. FASCV dispensed the usual cold water, lemonade, Gatorade and Nutrition items.
Agency Responders:
SNY: E-1, 2, 4, 40, 5, 6, 60; T-1, 2; R-2; XSC Med-18, 20; Batt.-1 (Rushmeyer, IC)
SNC: T-8
MTV: Station coverage
FASCV Responding Units:  FSU-1. Arrived: 1545; Released: 2015 hours.
FASCV Responders: Bruce Dembecki, Bob Gundrum, Jerry Haag (driver), Mike Wagner, John Whiteside, Dan Wong and Mike Garcia (guest).
-- Report submitted by Jerry Haag