On March 27, 2014 at 4:17 p.m., 9 Fire Companies, 3 Chief Officers, 1 Breathing Support Unit, 1 Fire Investigator and 1 Public Information Officer responded to a multi-family structure fire at 415 A Street in the City of Daly City.
The first arriving fire company found heavy smoke and flames coming from the rear of the four story apartment building. Fire companies made entry into the fire involved unit and using hose lines extinguished the fire and at the same completed a primary search looking for any victims. During the search and rescue operation firefighters found two dogs and saved them by removing them from the apartment on fire.
The fire damaged the entire apartment unit, but firefighters were able to contain the fires spread to other apartment units, however there was smoke and fire damaged to a lobby area and minor smoke damage to the unit directly above.
Fire companies remained on scene for over three hours checking for further extension of the fire and completing overhaul. There were no injuries to firefighters or civilians. Two residents who lived in the unit were displaced by the fire, and were seeking housing assistance through the American Red Cross.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the North County Fire Prevention Services Bureau.
The North County Fire Authority wants to remind everyone of the importance of installing and maintaining working smoke detectors their homes.