On May 12, 2019, at 4:19 p.m., 9 Engine Companies, 2 Truck Companies, 1 Breathing Support Unit, 3 Chief Officers, 1 Fire Investigator and Information Officer responded to the commercial and mixed-use apartment building fire at 9 Liebig Street in the City of Daly City.
The first arriving fire company reported heavy smoke and flames coming from the back of the second floor of the commercial and mixed-use apartment building. Firefighters began search and rescue operations and simultaneously used hose lines to attack and confine the fire to the back half of the second floor. Firefighters found no trapped residents, as all had evacuated safely. There was smoke damage throughout the rest of the second floor dwelling units, as well as major damage to a unit located in the back of the second floor. The aggressive fire attack kept the flames from spreading to the adjacent buildings.
The fire was controlled, with complete extinguishment and overhaul completed in approximately four hours. There were 13 residents displaced by fire and housing assistance was provided through the American Red Cross. There were no civilians or firefighters injured, and the cause of the fire is under investigation by the Fire Prevention Services Bureau.
The North County Fire Authority wants to remind everyone of the importance of installing and maintaining smoke detectors in homes and businesses.