Vegetation Fire in Brisbane

On June 22, 2018 at 3:30 p.m., 6 Fire Companies, 1 Air Attack Supervision Plane, 1 Helicopter, 2 Fire Hand Crews and 3 Chief Officers responded to a reported vegetation fire on a hillside above 3401 Bayshore Blvd. in the City of Brisbane.

The first arriving fire company found approximately a quarter acre of vegetation on fire with a moderate rate of spread and pushed by the wind. Firefighters utilized hose lines, mobile attack and hand tools to extinguish the blaze, which was contained in one hour at 5 acres.

Firefighters remained on scene for over two hours mopping up and constructing containment lines around the fire. There was no damage to public or private property due to quick action taken by fire companies, as well there were no injuries to firefighters or the public.

The fire is under investigation by the North County Fire Authority Fire Prevention Services Bureau.

The North County Fire Authority reminds all residents, property owners and businesses to create defensible space by cutting down and removing all dry and dangerous vegetation.

Cliff Rescue Near Pacifica

On June 15, 2018 at 9:34 p.m. 7 Fire Companies, 2 Technical Rescue Units and 3 Chief Officers responded to a cliff rescue located near Blackburn Terrace & Kent Road within the County area near the City of Pacifica.

Upon arrival, fire companies located 3 hikers that had become stranded approximately 700 – 800 feet down the side of a cliff and due to the location, darkness and weather required the rescue to wait until daylight when firefighters would attempt to repel down to the hikers, who were not injured, just stranded with no way to get out on their own. Firefighters stayed in contact with the hikers through the night and provided updates to the hikers and family.

In daylight and with wind calming down a California Highway Patrol (CHP) helicopter was utilized to make the rescue of the 3 hikers and brought each to waiting firefighter/paramedics, thus firefighters did not have to repel over the cliffside to make the rescue.

After retrieving the hikers, firefighter/paramedics assessed the 3 hikers for any medical conditions and the group was reunited with the family, with the incident lasting over 13 hours.

The North County Fire Authority wants to remind everyone of the importance of being prepared, staying within designated hiking areas and avoid taking risks while in the outdoors.

 

Structure Fire in Daly City

On June 15, 2018 at 9:00 p.m., 6 Fire Companies, 2 Chief Officers, and 1 Fire Investigator responded to a structure fire at 6842 Mission in the City of Daly City.

The first arriving fire companies found smoke coming from the 2nd floor of the two-story residential apartment unit over a commercial dry-cleaning business. Using hose lines, firefighters were able to contain the fire to a bedroom which sustained heavy fire damage. There was heavy smoke damage to the remainder of the apartment unit.

Fire companies remained on scene for over three hours checking for fire extension, completing overhaul and mop up operations. Three residents were displaced by the fire.  There were no injuries to any of the firefighters or residents.

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 smoke detectors in their homes.

2nd Alarm Structure Fire in Daly City

On June 14, 2018 at 2:02 p.m., 11 Fire Companies, 4 Chief Officers, 1 Breathing Support Unit and 1 Fire Investigator responded to a structure fire at 68 Parkwood Drive in the City of Daly City.

The first arriving fire companies found heavy smoke and flames coming from the roof of the two-story, single family home. Using hose lines, firefighters were able to contain the fire to the roof and ceiling areas of the second floor living areas, with smoke damage throughout the rest of the home.

Fire companies remained on scene for over three hours checking for fire extension, completing overhaul and mop up operations. Two residents were displaced by the fire.  There were no injuries to any of the firefighters or residents.

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 smoke detectors in their homes.

Structure Fire in Pacifica

On May 26, 2018 at 11:54 a.m., 6 Fire Companies, 2 Chief Officers and 1 Fire Investigator responded to a structure fire at 1219 Aspen Drive in the City of Pacifica.

The first arriving fire company found smoke coming from the front of a single story, split level, single family home.  Firefighters entered the home and using hose lines were able to contain the fire to the front living room area, with smoke damage throughout the rest of the home.

An adult resident of the home, in attempting to extinguish the fire before firefighters arrived, suffered smoke inhalation and minor burns. The resident was treated by firefighter paramedics at the scene and transported by ambulance to a local hospital.

Fire companies remained on scene for 2 hours checking for fire extension, completing overhaul and mop up operations. There were no injuries to any of the firefighters or residents.

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 smoke detectors in their homes.

2nd Alarm Structure Fire in Pacifica

On May 16, 2018 at approximately 9:11 P.M., 9 Fire Companies, 1 Breathing Support Unit, 3 Chief Officers, 1 Fire Investigator responded to a second alarm structure fire at 704 Claridge Drive in the City of Pacifica.

The first arriving fire company found a two-story single-family residence with heavy smoke and fire showing. Fire companies made an aggressive fire attack to knock down the fire and not allow flames to reach the adjacent structures and simultaneously conducted a search inside to determine if there were any occupants needing to be rescued.

There were no occupants found or requiring rescue and firefighters held the fire to the building of origin and no other property or structures were damaged. There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters and fire companies remained on scene for over 6 hours completing extensive overhaul operations due to the excessive amount of items and goods stored inside the building and to ensure the fire was fully controlled.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the North County Fire Prevention Services Bureau.

The North County Fire Authority reminds residences of the importance of installing and maintaining operational smoke detectors at all times.

Vegetation Fire in Brisbane

On April 28, 2018 at 2:06 p.m., 8 Fire Companies, 3 Chief Officers and 1 Fire Investigator responded to a vegetation fire at 180 West Hill Place in the City of Brisbane.

The first arriving fire companies found smoke and flames coming from two separate vegetation fires that were burning on a hillside behind warehouses at both 100 West Hill Drive and 180 West Hill Place.  Fire companies used hose lines to contain the fires, which burned a total of approximately one acre of land.

Fire companies remained on scene for approximately 2 hours checking for fire extension, completing overhaul and mop up operations. No structures were threatened and there were no injuries to any of the firefighters.

The cause of the fire was due to power lines and is under investigation by the North County Fire Prevention Services Bureau and other agencies.

The North County Fire Authority wants to remind everyone of the importance of cutting and removing all dry grass and flammable vegetation around their homes and businesses.

Cliff Rescue in Pacifica

On March 28, 2018 at 6:17 p.m., 3 Fire Companies, 1 Rescue Unit and 1 Chief Officer responded to a cliff rescue at Palmetto Avenue and Westline Drive in the City of Pacifica.

The first arriving fire company found a vehicle that had driven off Westline Drive onto the beach below, with the vehicle landing on its roof.  Firefighter/paramedics scaled down the hill and treated an adult female who was in critical condition.  Due to the steep terrain and severity of injuries, the patient was transported by CHP helicopter to a local trauma center.

There were no injuries to any of the firefighters, and the incident was mitigated in one and a half hours.

 

Structure Fire in Daly City

On March 2, 2018 at 5:01 p.m., 5 Fire Companies, 1 Chief Officer, and 1 Fire Investigator responded to a structure fire at 1050 St. Francis Boulevard #2012 in the City of Daly City.

The first arriving fire company found a kitchen fire in a unit of a two-story, apartment building. The fire was contained to the kitchen with heavy smoke damage throughout the rest of the unit.

Fire companies remained on scene for over 2 hours checking for fire extension, completing overhaul and mop up operations. Three residents were displaced by the fire, but made their own housing arrangements.  There were no injuries to any of the firefighters or residents.

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 smoke detectors in their homes

Structure Fire in Daly City

On December 28, 2017 at 2:43 p.m., 6 Fire Companies, 2 Chief Officers, 1 Breathing Support Unit and 1 Fire Investigator responded to a structure fire at 355 Accacia Street in the City of Daly City.

The first arriving fire company found smoke coming from the doors and eaves of a two-story, single family home.  Firefighters made forcible entry into the first and second floor entrances of the home, and found heavy smoke on both floors.  Firefighters searched the home and found fire coming form the first and second floor rear bedrooms. Using hose lines, firefighters were able to contain the fire to both rear bedrooms with smoke damage throughout the rest of the home.

Fire companies remained on scene for over 3 hours checking for fire extension and completing salvage and overhaul operations. One resident was displaced by the fire and received housing assistance through the Red Cross.

There were no injuries to any of the firefighters or resident.

 

The North County Fire Authority wants to remind everyone of the importance of installing and maintaining smoke alarms in their homes.