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.

2nd Alarm Structure Fire in Pacifica

On December 12, 2017 at 3:14 p.m., 11 Fire Companies, 1 Breathing Support Unit, 4 Chief Officers, and 1 Fire Investigator responded to a structure fire at 139 Catalina Avenue in the City of Pacifica.

The first arriving fire company found heavy smoke and flames coming from the rear of a two story, single family home and igniting the home next door at 135 Catalina Avenue.  Firefighters searched the home at 139 and rescued two dogs, which suffered smoke inhalation. Firefighters administered oxygen to one of the dogs and were able to resuscitate it at the scene. Firefighters used hose lines to contain the fire of the home at 139 to the rear upper and lower rooms with smoke damage to the rest of the home. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the rear enclosed patio of the home at 135.

Fire companies remained on scene for over 3 hours checking for fire extension, completing overhaul and mop up operations. Four residents were displaced by the fire at 139, but made their own arrangements for temporary housing. Two residents and an infant at 135 Catalina Avenue were also displaced due to smoke damage to their home. 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 November 24, 2017 at 1:17 a.m., 6 Fire Companies, 2 Chief Officers and 1 Fire Investigator responded to a structure fire at 40 Eastlake Avenue in the City of Pacifica.

The first arriving fire company found smoke coming from the front of a 2-story, split level, single family home.  Firefighters used a ground ladder to rescue an adult male occupant from a second floor balcony.  Firefighters made entry into the home and found flames coming from the kitchen with heavy smoke throughout the rest of the home.  Fire companies used hose lines to contain the fire to the kitchen.

There were no injuries to any of the firefighters or residents, however, two cats died as a result of the fire.

Fire companies remained on scene for approximately 2 hours, checking for fire extension and completing salvage and overhaul operations. 4 residents were displaced by the fire and received housing assistance through the Red Cross.

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

Commercial Structure Fire in Daly City

On October 25, 2017 at 2:53 p.m., 6 Fire Companies, 2 Chief Officers and 1 Fire Investigator responded to a commercial structure fire at the 7-11 convenience store, 1010 Hillside Boulevard in the City of Daly City.

The first arriving fire company found smoke coming from the front of the store’s roof and ground level of a single story, convenience store.  Firefighters made entry into the store and found smoke coming from the attic, and immediately began evacuating remaining employees. Fire companies ventilated the roof and used hose lines to contain the fire to the front storeroom and front exterior wall, where construction work had been taking place. Despite smoke damage to the rest of the store, firefighters were able to salvage some of the store’s merchandise by aggressively moving shelving away from the area involved in the fire.

Fire companies remained on scene for over an hour and a half checking for fire extension, completing overhaul and mop up operations.  There were no injuries to any of the customers, employees or firefighters.

The San Mateo County Health Department was contacted as normal procedure due to food merchandise being in the store. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the North County Fire Prevention Services Bureau.

 

2nd Alarm Grass Fire in Pacifica

On September 27, 2017 at 11:15 a.m., 7 Fire Companies, 4 Chief Officers and 1 Fire Investigator responded to a grass fire at Fassler Avenue and Roberts Road in the City of Pacifica.

The first arriving fire company found heavy smoke and flames coming from a grass fire that was burning from Fassler Avenue up towards Roberts Road.  Fire companies used hose lines to contain the fire, which burned approximately one acre of land.

Fire companies remained on scene for approximately 3 hours checking for fire extension, completing overhaul and mop up operations. There were no injuries to any of the firefighters.

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 cutting and removing all dry grass and flammable vegetation around their homes.

Structure Fire in Daly City

On September 16, 2017 at 11:43 a.m., 12 Fire Companies, 4 Chief Officers and 1 Fire Investigator responded to a structure fire at 379 Imperial Way in the City of Daly City.

The first arriving fire company found smoke coming from the attic vents, chimney and rear pool area of a 2-story, club house.  Fire companies made entry through the main front door and lower level pool entrance. Using hose lines, firefighters were able to contain the fire to men’s workout/locker room area and kitchen area above, with smoke damage throughout the rest of the building.

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

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 July 30, 2017 at 8:10 a.m., 6 Fire Companies and 2 Chief Officers  responded to a structure fire at 370 South Hill Blvd. in Daly City.

The first arriving fire company found heavy smoke emitting from 2 sides of the  2 story single family dwelling.Utilizing hose lines, the fire was attacked and knocked down in approximately 20 minutes. The fire was contained limiting damage to the kitchen and attic.

There were no injuries. Fire companies remained on scene for approximately 2 hours for salvage and overhaul.

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 and businesses.

Structure Fire in Daly City

On July 30, 2017 at 7:49 a.m., 6 Fire Companies, 2 Chief Officers and 1 ambulance responded to a structure fire at 566 Gelllert Blvd. in Daly City.

The first arriving fire company found heavy smoke emitting from 3 sides of a 2 story single family dwelling. Utilizing hose lines, the fire was attacked and knocked down in approximately 10 minutes.

One occupant was treated on site for smoke inhalation by fire paramedics and then transported to a nearby medical center. Fire companies remained on scene for approximately 1.5 hours  for salvage and overhaul.

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 their homes and businesses.