Structure Fire in Daly City

On September 7 at 5:59 p.m., 6 Fire Companies and 2 Chief Officers and 2 fire investigators responded to a structure fire at 90 Muirwood Dr. in Daly City.

The first arriving fire company found flames emitting from the rear of the 2 story single family dwelling with light smoke under the eaves.

Utilizing hose lines, the fire was attacked and knocked down in approximately 11 minutes. The fire was contained to the rear right bedroom with moderate fire damage to the hallway and connecting room at the front. There was heavy smoke damage throughout the structure. Search and rescue throughout the structure was conducted.

There was one fire fatality, a 76 year old male.

Fire companies remained on scene for approximately 4 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.

3rd Alarm Structure Fire in Daly City

On August 11, 2018 at 4:07 p.m., 16 Fire Companies, 1 Breathing Support Unit, 6 Chief Officers, and 1 Fire Investigator responded to a structure fire at 563-565 Sylvan Street in the City of Daly City.

The first arriving fire companies found thick black smoke coming from the rear yard of a three-story duplex.  Firefighters made initial entry through the garage and found smoke and flames in the rear hallway of the first floor living unit and coming from the exterior rear deck and yard.  Additional fire crews made entry to the second and third level of the duplex as well as through an alley on Lisbon Street. Flames and heat from the rear deck and yard area ignited the rear of the two adjacent homes on Sylvan Street and to the rear of two homes on Lisbon Street.

Fire companies remained on scene for over 5 and a half hours checking for fire extension, completing overhaul and mop up operations. 32 residents were displaced by the fire, with 15 seeking assistance through the American Red Cross and the rest making 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 alarms in their homes.

Trench Rescue in Daly City

On July 27, 2018 at 11:20 a.m., 5 Fire Companies, 4 Chief Officers, 2 Urban Search and Rescue Units and 1 Information Officer responded to a trench rescue at 1 Martin Street in the City of Daly City.

The first arriving crews found an adult male construction worker trapped by dirt and debris from a trench collapse.  Firefighter/paramedics attempted to treat the victim, but was determined to be deceased at the scene.

The accident appeared to have occurred when construction crews were grading a 12-foot deep trench to install a 24-inch, concrete storm drain pipe for a new housing development.

Due to the instability of the trench and surrounding area, two Urban Search and Rescue units were called to the scene to extricate the victim. Emergency crews remained on scene for over 12 hours to complete the operation.

The incident is being investigated by the California Department of Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

 

Vegetation Fire in Brisbane

On June 22, 2018 at 3:30 p.m., 6 Fire Companies, 1 Air Attack Supervision Plane, 1 Helicopter, 2 Fire Hand Crews and 3 Chief Officers responded to a reported vegetation fire on a hillside above 3401 Bayshore Blvd. in the City of Brisbane.

The first arriving fire company found approximately a quarter acre of vegetation on fire with a moderate rate of spread and pushed by the wind. Firefighters utilized hose lines, mobile attack and hand tools to extinguish the blaze, which was contained in one hour at 5 acres.

Firefighters remained on scene for over two hours mopping up and constructing containment lines around the fire. There was no damage to public or private property due to quick action taken by fire companies, as well there were no injuries to firefighters or the public.

The fire is under investigation by the North County Fire Authority Fire Prevention Services Bureau.

The North County Fire Authority reminds all residents, property owners and businesses to create defensible space by cutting down and removing all dry and dangerous vegetation.

Cliff Rescue Near Pacifica

On June 15, 2018 at 9:34 p.m. 7 Fire Companies, 2 Technical Rescue Units and 3 Chief Officers responded to a cliff rescue located near Blackburn Terrace & Kent Road within the County area near the City of Pacifica.

Upon arrival, fire companies located 3 hikers that had become stranded approximately 700 – 800 feet down the side of a cliff and due to the location, darkness and weather required the rescue to wait until daylight when firefighters would attempt to repel down to the hikers, who were not injured, just stranded with no way to get out on their own. Firefighters stayed in contact with the hikers through the night and provided updates to the hikers and family.

In daylight and with wind calming down a California Highway Patrol (CHP) helicopter was utilized to make the rescue of the 3 hikers and brought each to waiting firefighter/paramedics, thus firefighters did not have to repel over the cliffside to make the rescue.

After retrieving the hikers, firefighter/paramedics assessed the 3 hikers for any medical conditions and the group was reunited with the family, with the incident lasting over 13 hours.

The North County Fire Authority wants to remind everyone of the importance of being prepared, staying within designated hiking areas and avoid taking risks while in the outdoors.

 

Structure Fire in Daly City

On June 15, 2018 at 9:00 p.m., 6 Fire Companies, 2 Chief Officers, and 1 Fire Investigator responded to a structure fire at 6842 Mission in the City of Daly City.

The first arriving fire companies found smoke coming from the 2nd floor of the two-story residential apartment unit over a commercial dry-cleaning business. Using hose lines, firefighters were able to contain the fire to a bedroom which sustained heavy fire damage. There was heavy smoke damage to the remainder of the apartment unit.

Fire companies remained on scene for over three hours checking for fire extension, completing overhaul and mop up operations. Three residents were displaced by the fire.  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.

2nd Alarm Structure Fire in Daly City

On June 14, 2018 at 2:02 p.m., 11 Fire Companies, 4 Chief Officers, 1 Breathing Support Unit and 1 Fire Investigator responded to a structure fire at 68 Parkwood Drive in the City of Daly City.

The first arriving fire companies found heavy smoke and flames coming from the roof of the two-story, single family home. Using hose lines, firefighters were able to contain the fire to the roof and ceiling areas of the second floor living areas, with smoke damage throughout the rest of the home.

Fire companies remained on scene for over three hours checking for fire extension, completing overhaul and mop up operations. Two residents were displaced by the fire.  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 May 26, 2018 at 11:54 a.m., 6 Fire Companies, 2 Chief Officers and 1 Fire Investigator responded to a structure fire at 1219 Aspen Drive in the City of Pacifica.

The first arriving fire company found smoke coming from the front of a single story, split level, single family home.  Firefighters entered the home and using hose lines were able to contain the fire to the front living room area, with smoke damage throughout the rest of the home.

An adult resident of the home, in attempting to extinguish the fire before firefighters arrived, suffered smoke inhalation and minor burns. The resident was treated by firefighter paramedics at the scene and transported by ambulance to a local hospital.

Fire companies remained on scene for 2 hours checking for fire extension, completing overhaul and mop up operations. 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.

2nd Alarm Structure Fire in Pacifica

On May 16, 2018 at approximately 9:11 P.M., 9 Fire Companies, 1 Breathing Support Unit, 3 Chief Officers, 1 Fire Investigator responded to a second alarm structure fire at 704 Claridge Drive in the City of Pacifica.

The first arriving fire company found a two-story single-family residence with heavy smoke and fire showing. Fire companies made an aggressive fire attack to knock down the fire and not allow flames to reach the adjacent structures and simultaneously conducted a search inside to determine if there were any occupants needing to be rescued.

There were no occupants found or requiring rescue and firefighters held the fire to the building of origin and no other property or structures were damaged. There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters and fire companies remained on scene for over 6 hours completing extensive overhaul operations due to the excessive amount of items and goods stored inside the building and to ensure the fire was fully controlled.

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

The North County Fire Authority reminds residences of the importance of installing and maintaining operational smoke detectors at all times.

Vegetation Fire in Brisbane

On April 28, 2018 at 2:06 p.m., 8 Fire Companies, 3 Chief Officers and 1 Fire Investigator responded to a vegetation fire at 180 West Hill Place in the City of Brisbane.

The first arriving fire companies found smoke and flames coming from two separate vegetation fires that were burning on a hillside behind warehouses at both 100 West Hill Drive and 180 West Hill Place.  Fire companies used hose lines to contain the fires, which burned a total of approximately one acre of land.

Fire companies remained on scene for approximately 2 hours checking for fire extension, completing overhaul and mop up operations. No structures were threatened and there were no injuries to any of the firefighters.

The cause of the fire was due to power lines and is under investigation by the North County Fire Prevention Services Bureau and other agencies.

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 and businesses.