On February 5, 2020 at 12:05 p.m., 6 Fire Companies, 2 Chief Officers and 1 Fire Investigator responded to a structure fire at 719 Noriega Way in the City of Pacifica.
The first arriving fire company found smoke coming out of the right side of a one-story, single family home. Firefighters made entry through the front door and found heavy smoke in the home coming from the sunroom next to the kitchen. The firefighters back out of the house and made entry through the rear gate on the left side of the house. Using hose lines, firefighters were able to contain the fire to the sunroom, with smoke damage throughout the rest of the home. One resident evacuated from the house as first arriving fire units were arriving on scene.
Fire companies remained on scene for two hours and thirty minutes checking for fire extension and completing overhaul and mop up operations. One resident, two seniors, and four pets were displaced by the fire and were assisted by the Red Cross for housing arrangements. There were no injuries to any of the occupants or firefighters.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the North County Fire Prevention Services Division.
The North County Fire Authority wants to remind everyone of the importance of installing and maintaining smoke alarms in their homes.