Monday, September 7, 2015

House Fire On A Very Hot Day Requires Fire Associates Response to Milpitas

Photo By Bruce Dembecki
Date:  Monday, Sept. 7, 2015
Agency:  MLP
Type:  1 Alarm

On a very hot Labor Day, Milpitas Fire responded to reports of a house on fire. First-arriving fire unit (Engine 87) reported flames through the roof. While firefighters started an aggressive interior attack to try and control the blaze, additional crews worked to protect the "Delta" exposure. Reports of explosions at the rear, and a propane-fed fire, caused the IC to switch to a defensive operation.
Just before 6:00 P.M., with heat in the mid 90s, Fire Associates was requested for Rehab support. FASCV president Bruce Dembecki responded to the scene with Fire Support Unit 2 and crews thankfully set about downing much water and Gatorade.
By 8:30 P.M., all crews had been released from the scene and Fire Support Unit 2 went back into service.
-- Report submitted by Bruce Dembecki