Single Alarm Structure Fire in Daly City

On October 7, 2012 at 12:20 p.m., 6 Fire Companies, 2 Chief Officers and 1 Fire Investigator responded to a report of structure fire at 315 Irvington Street in Daly City.

The first arriving fire company reported a working fire at the two-story single family residence. Fire companies made entry into the home and using hose lines extinguished the fire. The two residents at home were able to safely evacuate and fire crews rescued and treated 14 cats, two of which subsequently died of their injuries, and 1 dog for smoke inhalation. Fire personnel remained on scene for approximately two hours checking for further extension of the fire and completing extensive overhaul. There were no injuries to the residents or fire personnel and Red Cross was contacted to assist with alternate living arrangements for the victims. Additionally, the Peninsula Humane Society responded to assist with sheltering of the displaced animals.

The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Fire Prevention Bureau and the North County Fire Authority wants to remind everyone of the importance of installing and maintaining smoke detectors in their home.

Fatal Auto vs. Pedestrian Multi-Casualty Vehicle Accident in Daly City

On October 6, 2012 at approximately 8:59 a.m., three Fire Companies, two ambulances, and one Chief Officer, responded to a motor vehicle accident involving multiple victims in the parking lot of St. Andrews Church located at 1571 Southgate Avenue in Daly City.

The first arriving fire company assessed the incident and based on the number of victims requested additional resources. Firefighter paramedics coordinated triage and treatment of the three victims with ambulance personnel and all victims were transported to San Francisco General Hospital for further evaluation and treatment. One victim subsequently succumbed from their injuries at the hospital and the accident is being investigated by the Daly City Police Department.

The incident was mitigated in approximately one hour.

Multi-Casualty Auto Accident in Pacfica

On September 30, 2012 at approximately 7:05pm, four Fire Companies, five ambulances, one Ambulance Supervisor and one Chief Officer, responded to a “head-on” motor vehicle accident involving multiple victims on Sharp Park Road at College Drive in Pacifica.

The first arriving fire company assessed the incident and based on the number of victims requested additional resources. Firefighter paramedics coordinated triage and treatment of the seven victims, several of which required extrication, with ambulance personnel and all victims were transported to San Francisco General Hospital for further evaluation and treatment. The incident was mitigated in approximately one hour and is under investigation by the Pacifica Police Department.

Cliff Rescue at Westline Drive & Skyline Drive in Daly City

On September 19, 2012 at 5:59 pm, 3 Fire Companies, 1 Rescue Unit and 1 Chief Officer responded to a fall victim from a cliff in the area of Westline Drive & Skyline Drive in Daly City.

The first arriving fire company reported an adult male located on the beach at the bottom of an approximately 40 foot cliff. Fire crews gained access to the victim and firefighter paramedics evaluated, packaged and carried the victim up to the bluffs to an awaiting ambulance. The victim received moderate injuries and was transported to San Francisco General Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.

The incident was mitigated in approximately one and one-half hours.

Water Rescue at Rockaway Beach in Pacifica

Date:  September 9, 2012                  

On September 9, 2012 at 4:49 p.m., 3 Fire Companies, 1 Rescue Unit and 1 Chief Officer responded to a report of a juvenile stuck on the rocks in the area Rockaway Beach at 100 Fassler Avenue in Pacifica. The first arriving fire company located the 16 year old male victim on the rocks approximately 30 feet from the water. Firefighter paramedics gained access to the victim and a crew from the California Highway Patrol’s (CHP) helicopter unit was requested to assist with the rescue. Working with fire personnel CHP lowered a paramedic down to the victim and he was packaged and hoisted up into the helicopter and transported to a landing zone nearby.  The patient was then taken to an awaiting ambulance for further evaluation for a possible hand injury and the incident was mitigated in approximately two hours.

Vehicle into Structure in Daly City

Date:  September 7, 2012                 

HEADLINE:  Vehicle into Structure- 100 Westlake Center, Daly City

On September 7, 2012 at 10:37a.m., 4 Fire Companies and 1 Chief Officer responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a vehicle into a structure at 100 Westlake Center in Daly City.

The first arriving fire company reported a vehicle that had struck the exterior of the TJ Maxx building. Fire companies secured the vehicle and fire paramedics evaluated both the driver and a pedestrian for injuries. The pedestrian sustained minor injuries and was transported to San Francisco General Hospital for further evaluation and treatment. A city building official was requested to further evaluated the damage sustained to the building and the incident was mitigated in approximately sixty minutes. The cause of the accident is currently being investigated by the Daly City Police Department.

Full Assignment Structure Fire in Pacifica

Date:   September 3, 2012

Full Assignment Structure Fire in Pacifica

On September 3, 2012 at 11:53 a.m., 4 Fire Companies and 1 Chief Officer responded to a report of a structure fire at 208 Edgewood Drive in Pacifica.

The first arriving fire company reported smoke showing from the two-story single family residence. Fire companies made entry into the home and located the fire in the kitchen area and using hose lines extinguished the fire, which has extended into the attic space of the home.  All residents were able to safely evacuate and fire crews remained on scene for approximately two hours checking for further extension of the fire and completing overhaul operations. One resident was evaluated and treated by firefighter paramedics for chest pain, and was transported to a local area hospital for further evaluation.

The occupants were not displaced from the home and the North County Fire Authority wants to remind everyone the importance of not leaving food unattended when cooking and installing and maintaining smoke detectors in the home.

Single Alarm Structure Fire in Pacifica

Date:   August 29, 2012

Single Alarm Structure Fire in Pacifica

On August 29, 2012 at 5:11 p.m., 6 Fire Companies, 6 Chief Officers and 1 Fire  Investigator responded to a report of a structure fire at 704 Claridge Drive in Pacifica.

The first arriving fire company reported smoke and flames showing from the roof and sides of the two-story single family residence. Fire companies made entry into the home and located the fire in the rear of the structure and using hose lines extinguished the fire.  All residents inside the home were able to safely evacuate and fire crews remained on scene for approximately two hours checking for further extension of the fire and completing overhaul operations. There were no injuries to the residents or firefighters however 8 adults and 1 child were displaced and the Red Cross is coordinating alternate living arrangements for the fire victims.

The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Prevention Bureau and the North County Fire Authority wants to remind everyone of the importance of installing and maintaining smoke detectors in their home.

Single Alarm Electrical Fire in Daly City

Date:   August 9, 2012

Single Alarm Electrical Fire in Daly City

On August 9, 2012 at 2:18 p.m., 4 Fire Companies 1 Chief Officer and 1 Fire Investigator responded to an electrical fire at 890 Skyline Drive in Daly City.

Fire companies arrived at scene and made entry into the single family residence and reported smoke inside and extreme heat to one of the interior walls. Upon inspection of the home’s exterior, crews located an energized weather head which had sent an electrical charge throughout the home. Fire companies shut off all utilities to the residence and secured the area until PG&E personnel could arrive to shut off power to the home from the utility pole. As a result of the loss of utilities, five adults and one child were displaced and Red Cross was contacted to assist with alternate living arrangements. There were no injuries involved and crews remained on scene for approximately two hours until PG&E was able to secure the utilities.

Full Assignment Gas Line Rupture in Pacifica

Date:   July 25, 2012

On July 25, 2012 at 1:37 p.m., 4 Fire Companies and 1 Chief Officer responded to a report of a gas line rupture at 373 Glencourt Way in Pacifica.

The first arriving fire company arrived at scene and reported a four-inch gas line leaking after being struck by a construction crew. Fire companies evacuated two homes and “sheltered in place” residents in a third home. Fire companies coordinated with PG&E to secure the leak and once secured, residents were allowed back into their homes. There were no injuries involved and the incident was mitigated in approximately four hours.