Friday, April 15, 2016

Fire At Sunnyvale Apartments Brings 2-Alarm Response

In the early afternoon on Friday, April 15, a fire was reported in a Sunnyvale apartment complex. The complex was of late 50’s, early 60’s construction, 2-stories in height, with apartment unit access via interior hallways. Located at 1066 Sunnyvale Saratoga Rd., the structure was laid out around a center courtyard surrounded on 3 sides by apartments.
Heavy smoke conditions greeted firefighters upon arrival with major evacuation concerns. An Ambulance Task Force was dispatched due to the number of civilians being evacuated and unknown possible injuries.

12:56 Hrs. – Initial Alarm:
Engines 41, 42, 43, and 243.
Rescue 41.
Truck 42.
BC 42 (Hunter) IC.
13:06 Hrs. – 2nd Alarm:
Engines 44, 244, 46, and 246.
Trucks 41 and 45.
Rescue 92 (Breathing Support).

Cover assignments:
SNY Station 1 – MTV E-54.
SNY Station 2 – SNC E-99.
SNY Station 4 – SNC E-94.
Fire Associates: FSU-1
FASCV Members: Larry Carr, Mike Garcia, Bob Gundrum (driver), and Dan Wong
-- Report submitted by Bob Gundrum