Structure Fire in Daly City

On March 18, 2020, at 11:52 p.m., 11 Fire Companies, 1 Breathing Support, 4 Chief Officers, and 1 Fire Investigator responded to a residential structure fire at 244 Westbrook Avenue in the City of Daly City.

The first arriving fire company found a fully involved garage on fire with flames extending and spreading to the second story of a single-family home. Firefighters made entry into the building and simultaneously conducted search, rescue and suppression operations using fire service hose lines. Firefighters were able to contain the fire with an aggressive attack and effective response force. There were no residents that needed rescue, as all exited the home successfully.

Fire companies remained on scene for four and half hours checking for fire extension and completing salvage and overhaul operations. Eleven residents and two pets were displaced by the fire and were provided housing assistance through the American Red Cross. There were no injuries to any of the residents, pets, 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.

Structure Fire in Pacifica

On March 16, 2020, at 4:28 a.m., 4 Fire Companies, 1 Chief Officer and 1 Fire Investigator responded to a structure fire at 5151 Cabrillo Highway in the City of Pacifica.

The first arriving fire company found smoke and flames coming from the roof of a single story, municipal storm water pump station/public bathroom building. Firefighters made forcible entry through the front doors of the pump station and found heavy smoke and flames in this room and extending into the nearby bathrooms. Firefighters used hose lines and a master stream appliance deployed from the top of an aerial ladder truck to extinguish the fire.

Fire companies remained on scene for over 2 hours checking for fire extension, and completing overhaul and mop up operations. The building was not occupied at the time of the fire and there were no injuries to any of the or firefighters.

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

Vegetation Fire – San Bruno Mountain County Park

On February 28, 2019 at 10:03 a.m., 11 Fire Companies, 2 Water Tenders, 1 Fire Investigator, 1 CAL-FIRE Helicopter, 2 CAL-FIRE Hand Crews, 4 Chief Officers Helicopter3 Chief responded to a vegetation fire in San Bruno Mountain County Park on the Northside of Guadalupe Canyon Parkway, near the City of Daly City.

The first arriving fire company found approximately ½ acres of fire in heavy brush burning at a slow rate of spread. Fire companies with assistance from additional firefighters, hand crews and a helicopter were able to contain the fire to 6.1 acres.

No structures were threatened by the fire and there were no injuries to any of the firefighters or civilians. Fire companies will remain on scene throughout the night and into the next day checking for hot spots and completing overhaul operations.

This fire was not within the jurisdiction of North County Fire Authority. The incident was on County and State responsibility land, therefore the cause of the fire is under investigation by CAL-FIRE.

The North County Fire Authority wants to remind everyone that even during the winter months, especially during this time of dry winter weather fuels can still burn, so please be mindful and always firesafe.

Structure Fire in Brisbane

On February 24, 2020, at 2:37 a.m., 6 Fire Companies and 2 Chief Officers responded to a structure fire at 34 Visitacion Avenue in the City of Brisbane.

The first arriving fire company found smoke coming from the second floor of a three-story apartment building. Firefighters made entry into the second-floor unit and found smoke and flames coming from the kitchen with fire extending up through the wall area into two apartment units directly above and onto the roof. Using hose lines, firefighters were able to contain the fire to those areas.

Fire companies remained on scene for 2.5 hours checking for fire extension and completing overhaul and mop up operations. Two residents were displaced by the fire and were provided with housing assistance through the American Red Cross. There were no injuries to any of the occupants or firefighters. The cause of the fire was due to cooking.

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

 

Structure Fire in Daly City

On February 19, 2020, at 2:59 p.m., 6 Fire Companies, 2 Chief Officers, 1 Breathing Support Unit and 1 Fire Investigator responded to a structure fire at 563 Vista Grande Avenue in the City of Daly City.

The first arriving fire company found smoke coming out of the attic and eave vents of a two-story, single family home. Firefighters made entry through the front door and found heavy smoke with flames coming from the bathroom wall that also connected to the home at 575 Vista Grande Avenue. Using hose lines, firefighters were able to contain the fire to the wall and attic area, with smoke damage throughout the rest of the homes.

Fire companies remained on scene for 3 hours checking for fire extension, and completing overhaul and mop up operations. Seven residents were displaced by the fire and were provided with housing assistance through the American Red Cross. 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.

Structure Fire in Daly City

On February 15, 2020, at 09:17 p.m., 11 Engine Companies, 1 Breathing Support Unit, 3 Chief Officers, and 1 Fire Investigator responded to a report of a house fire at 1137 Hanover Street in the City of Daly City.

The first arriving fire company was on scene within minutes after being dispatched and reported heavy smoke and flames coming from the middle of the second floor of the single-family home. Firefighters used fire service hose lines to confine the fire to the second floor. There were fire and smoke damage throughout the second floor of the dwelling, as well as minor damage to the first floor.

The fire was controlled due to an aggressive fire attack. Complete extinguishment and overhaul were completed in approximately four hours and thirty minutes. One adult resident was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries occurred while escaping the fire; no firefighters were injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Fire Prevention Division.

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

Structure Fire in Pacifica

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.

 

 

Structure Fire in Daly City

On January 31, 2020, at 7:16 p.m., 6 Fire Companies, 2 Chief Officers and 1 Fire Investigator responded to a structure fire at 1384 South Mayfair Avenue in the City of Daly City.

The first arriving fire company found smoke coming out of the roof and eave vents of a two-story, single family home. Firefighters made forcible entry through the front door and found heavy smoke in the home with flames coming from the kitchen. Using hose lines, firefighters were able to contain the fire to the kitchen, with smoke damage throughout the rest of the home.

Fire companies remained on scene for 3 hours checking for fire extension, and completing overhaul and mop up operations. One resident was displaced by the fire and made their own 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.

 

Structure Fire in Daly City

On October 11, 2019, at 10:23 p.m., 6 Fire Companies, 2 Chief Officers and 1 Fire Investigator responded to a structure fire at 132 Oriente Street in the City of Daly City.

The first arriving fire company found smoke coming out of the front door of a two-story, single family home. Firefighters made entry and found smoke and flames coming from the kitchen. Using hose lines, firefighters were able to contain the fire to the kitchen and hallway, with smoke damage throughout the rest of the home.

Fire companies remained on scene for 2 hours checking for fire extension, and completing overhaul and mop up operations. Four residents were displaced by the fire and made their own 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.

Cliff Rescue in Pacifica

On June 16 at 2:20 a.m. 3 Fire Companies, 1 Technical Rescue unit and 1 Chief Officer responded to a vehicle over the side of a cliff in the area of Manor Drive and Heathcliff Drive in Pacifica. The vehicle travelled more than 150 feet down the cliff into a steep ravine of heavy brush.

Utilizing a rope rescue system, along with rescue basket firefighter/paramedics went over the edge repelling down the side of the cliff in order to reach the victim. After reaching and making contact with the patient, firefighter/paramedics assessed the patient’s injuries and treated the medical conditions found. Once the patient was stabilized, firefighters placed the victim into the rescue basket and brought the patient up the side of the cliff.

The victim was transported by ambulance unit to the hospital. The incident was mitigated in approximately one hour.

North County Fire Authority reminds the public to maintain situational awareness and keep safety in mind at all times.