2nd Alarm Structure Fire in Daly City

On March 4, 2019 at 8:09 a.m., 9 Engine Companies, 2 Truck Companies, 1 Breathing Support Unit, 3 Chief Officers, and 1 Fire Investigator responded to a report of a house fire at 235 Oliver Street in Daly City.

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

The fire was controlled quickly due to an aggressive fire attack.  Complete extinguishment and overhaul were completed in approximately 2.5 hours. One civilian was transported to hospital with moderate injuries; no firefighters were injured.  The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Fire Prevention Bureau.

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

Commercial Structure Fire in Brisbane

On February 21, 2019 at 5:34 p.m.,10 Fire Companies, 4 Chief Officers, 1 Breathing Support Unit,  1 Fire Information Officer and 2 Fire Investigators responded to a report of a commercial building structure fire at 50 Visitation Avenue in the City of Brisbane.

The first arriving fire company reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the windows of the second floor of a commercial building. Using fire attack hose lines, firefighters made entry and worked their way up to the second floor of the commercial building performing search and rescue operations, while working to combat the flames. The fire was confined to the second floor of the commercial structure with no extension to adjoining properties or buildings. There were no occupants found in the building and there were no injuries to civilians or firefighters.

Fire companies remained on scene for over 3 hours checking for further extension of the fire and completing salvage and overhaul operations. 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.

Multi-Casualty Fatal Vehicle Collision in Pacifica

On February 9, 2019 at approximately 4:20 A.M. 6 Fire Companies, 1 Chief Officer and 2 transport ambulances responded to a multi-casualty fatal vehicle collision on Hwy 1, North of Sharp Park Bl. in the City of Pacifica.

The first arriving fire company found a passenger vehicle had collided head on with a pickup truck and there were multiple patients. Firefighter paramedics began patient assessment and utilizing extrication equipment implemented operations to free the victims from the heavily damaged vehicles.

2 adults were fatalities and 1 adult was critically injured in the passenger vehicle, with 1 adult having moderate injuries and 1 juvenile with minor injuries within the pick-up truck. Fire paramedics provided advanced life support treatment to the patients and each were transported to a hospital trauma unit.

The incident was mitigated in approximately one and one-half hours. The incident is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.  Highway 1 will remain closed in the northbound direction until completion of the investigation.

Structure Fire in Daly City

On February 6, at 12:01 p.m., 6 Fire Companies and 2 Battalion Chiefs and 2 Fire Investigators responded to a structure fire at 250 Lake Merced BL in the City of Daly City.

The first arriving fire companies found smoke coming from an apartment on the 2nd floor of the two-story apartment complex. Using hose lines, firefighters were able to contain the fire to the area of origin within 5 minutes, which sustained moderate fire damage and heavy smoke damage. There was light smoke damage to the living/ bedroom.

Fire companies remained on scene for one- and one-half hours checking for fire extension, completing overhaul, and conducting mop-up operations. No one was displaced by the fire.  There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters.

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 December 28, 2018, at 11:49 p.m., 6 Fire Companies, 2 Chief Officers, and 1 Fire Investigator responded to a structure fire at 1281 Alicante Drive in the City of Pacifica.

The first arriving fire company found heavy smoke coming from the back side of an attached garage of the single-family, two-story home. Firefighters forced entry to a back door of the garage and using fire service hose lines extinguished the fire and contained it to the left side portion of the garage resulting in less significant fire damage within the area of origin. Simultaneously, firefighters entered the home to search for an extension of the fire and to ensure the safety of the residents and their neighbors. There was no damage inside the home due to this fire.

Fire companies remained on scene for over two and a half hours checking for fire extension, completing overhaul and mop up operations. Three adult and one senior resident were safely displaced by the fire and managed their living arrangement. 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.

Structure Fire in Brisbane

On December 5, 2018, at 3:30 p.m., 6 Fire Companies, 1 Breathing Support Unit, 2 Chief Officers, and 1 Fire Investigator responded to a structure fire at 284 Mendocino St. in the City of Brisbane.

The first arriving fire company found smoke coming from the chimney above the roof of a single, family split-level home. Firefighters broke through the front door at 3:42 p.m., and discovered fire burning in the kitchen and dining room.  Firefighters entered the home and using fire service hose lines extinguished the fire, and contained it to the kitchen and dining room, with smoke damage partially of the home.

Fire companies remained on scene for over 3 and a half hours checking for fire extension, completing overhaul and mop up operations. One senior resident and three small pets were displaced by the fire. The resident was transported to a local hospital for a smoke inhalation treatment. The pets were safely placed with one of Brisbane’s animal shelters. There were no injuries to any of the firefighters.

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.

Multiple Vehicle Fire in Brisbane

On November 03, 2018 at 5:21 a.m., 5 Fire Companies, 1 Chief Officer, and 1 Fire Investigator responded to a multiple vehicle fire at Alana Way at Beatty Road in the City of Brisbane.

The first arriving fire company found eight vehicles on fire in a vehicle storage lot. Due to the remote location of the lot, firefighters had to shuttle water to the location to extinguish the fire. Approximately 12 vehicles were involved with several others suffering heat damage.

Fire companies remained on scene for over 3 hours checking for fire extension, completing overhaul and mop up operations. There were no injuries to any of the firefighters.

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

Structure Fire in Daly City

On September 23, 2018, at 6:15 p.m., 4 Fire Companies and 1 Chief Officer responded to a structure fire at 653 Lisbon Street in the City of Daly City.

The first arriving fire companies found smoke coming from the 1st floor of the two-story residential duplex. Using hose lines, firefighters were able to contain the fire to the kitchen, which sustained heavy fire damage. There was heavy smoke damage to the remainder of the apartment unit.

Fire companies remained on scene for over two hours checking for fire extension, completing overhaul, and conducting mop-up operations. Four adults and two children were displaced by the fire.  A dog and cat were rescued by firefighters and taken to the veterinarian for treatment.  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 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.