Friday, May 13, 2016

Arriving Mountain View Crews Find Fully-Engulfed Garage

Photo by Bruce Dembecki
On Friday, May 13, at approximately 1:30 P.M., Mountain View firefighters responded to a report of a house with thick black smoke coming from the garage. First-in crews reported a large column visible from the fire station, and upon arrival found a fully involved garage with a major threat to the "Delta" exposure. They immediately called a second alarm. The blaze was burning in a house at 719 Alice Ave., near Moorpark Way and E. Dana. St
A civilian was treated and transported for burn injuries. Additional support came from Sunnyvale DPS and Palo Alto Fire, along with a contingent from County EMS.
With the second alarm request came page out for Fire Associates assistance. Mike Garcia responded in Fire Support Unit 1 and was met on scene by Bruce Dembecki. Rehab was set up outside the "Alpha"-adjacent property and, together with County EMS, Mike and Bruce worked all the crews through a formal Rehab process.
Water and Gatorade were popular, as were the ice-cold water towels for crews to freshen themselves after some very hard work.
-- Report submitted by Bruce Dembecki