Saturday, October 24, 2015

Milpitas Firefighters Tackle Fast-Moving Vegetation Fire

Date and Time:  Oct. 24, 2015, 3:30 P.M.
Agency:  Milpitas Fire
Type:  Voluntary Response
Location:  End of Calaveras Ridge Drive, Milpitas

Details:  Fast-moving vegetation fire at the bottom of a very steep (45-degree) slope. Fire started near the road and was only about an acre when first units arrived but it quickly raced up the hill all the way to the ridge. Protecting a structure, stopping and extinguishing it took hundreds of feet of progressive hose lay, a chopper and fixed wing drop retardant drops. About 50 acres burned. Over 15 fire units on-scene. Fire Support Unit 1 arrived at about 4:00 P.M. and was released from the scene at 7:30 P.M.

Agency Responders:
  Spring Valley
  San Jose: Station fill
FASCV Responding Unit: FSU-1.
FASCV Responders: Haag (driver)
-- Report submitted by Jerry Haag