Structure Fire – City of Daly City

On February 17, 2021, at 12:30 p.m., 6 Fire Companies, 2 Chief Officers, and 1 Fire Investigator responded to a structure fire at 231 Oakridge Dr. in the City of Daly City.

The first arriving fire company found smoke coming from the garage of a two-story, single family home. Firefighters made entry into the garage with a fire attack line only to find smoke and remanence of an extinguished fire on the stove. The fire was contained to the garage of the single-family home.

Fire companies remained on scene for 1 hour checking for fire extension and completing mop up operations. No residence where displaced by the fire. 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 – City of Brisbane

On January 20, 2021, at 12:24 p.m., 6 Fire Companies, 2 Chief Officers and 1 Fire Investigator responded to a structure fire at 3800 Bayshore Blvd. #26 in the City of Brisbane.

The first arriving fire company found heavy smoke and flames coming from the mobile home. Firefighters entered through the front door and utilizing fire hose lines aggressively attacked the flames, while simultaneously checking for any occupants.  All occupants were able to get out and away from the danger and the fire was confined to the mobile home with no other surrounding mobile homes receiving any damage.

Fire companies remained on the scene for almost two hours, checking for fire extension and completing salvage and overhaul operations. Two residents were displaced by the fire and received 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 Fire Prevention Division.

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

Commercial Apartment Structure Fire in Daly City

On January 15, 2021 at 8:10 a.m., 13 Fire Companies, 1 Breathing Support Unit, 5 Chief Officers, and 1 Fire Investigator responded to a structure fire at 85 Kent Court in the City of Daly City.

The first arriving fire companies found smoke coming from the second floor of a three-story apartment building on Kent Court. Firefighters used hose lines to contain the fire to a single apartment unit on the second floor. Once the fire was extinguished one victim was found deceased within the apartment unit.

Fire companies remained on scene for four hours checking for fire extension and completing overhaul operations. No residents were displaced by this fire and no firefighters were injured as a result of this fire.

This fire is currently under joint investigation by the North County Fire Authority and the Daly City Police Department.

Structure Fire in Daly City

On November 26, 2020, at 3:15 p.m., 6 Fire Companies, 2 Chief Officers, 1 Fire Investigator responded to a structure fire at 186 and 188 Westlake Ave in the City of Daly City.

The first arriving fire company found heavy smoke and flames coming from the rear second and third floor of a townhouse. Firefighters entered through the left open front door for search and rescue. Simultaneously, other firefighters made entry through the side-gate door entering the backyard and used fire service hose lines to confine the fire to the second and third floor

Fire companies remained on the scene for almost two hours, checking for fire extension and completing overhaul and mop-up operations. Nine residents were to stay in their residences. There were no injuries to any of the occupants or firefighters. 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 alarms in their homes.

Commercial Fire in Daly City

On November 24, 2020, at 4:27 p.m., 6 Fire Companies and 3 Chief Officers responded to a commercial fire at 7398 Mission St. in the City of Daly City.

The first arriving fire company found heavy smoke coming from the commercial building roof. Firefighters entered through the front entrance and used fire service hose lines to confine the fire in the place of fire origin, the stove. Simultaneously, other firefighters went on the roof for vertical roof ventilation. Firefighters successfully limited the fire damage only to the stove.

Fire companies remained on the scene for almost two hours, checking for fire extension and completing overhaul and mop-up operations. There were no injuries to any of the business owners or firefighters. 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 staying in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop so you can keep an eye on the food.

Structure Fire in Daly City

On November 24, 2020, at 11:39 a.m., 6 Fire Companies, 2 Chief Officers, 1 Fire Investigator responded to a structure fire at 81 Park Plaza Dr. #20 in the City of Daly City.

The first arriving fire company found heavy smoke and flames coming from the rear second floor of apartment complex unit 20. Firefighters entered through the front door for search and rescue. Simultaneously, other firefighters made entry through the back door and used fire service hose lines to confine the fire to the second floor in the room of fire origin, the kitchen, with partially smoke damage in the adjacent bedroom and living area within unit #20.

Fire companies remained on the scene for almost two hours, checking for fire extension and completing overhaul and mop-up operations. Four 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 Fire Prevention 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 26, 2020 at 8:58 AM., 6 Fire Companies, 2 Chief Officers, 1 Breathing Support Unit, and 1 Fire Investigator responded to a structure fire at 68 Franciscan Drive in the City of Daly City.

The first arriving fire companies found heavy smoke and flames coming from the rear of the single-family manufactured home. Using hose lines, firefighters were able to contain the fire to the living room, bedroom, and bathroom with smoke damage throughout the rest of the structure.

Fire companies remained on scene for over 4 hours checking for fire extension, completing overhaul and mop up operations. 1 resident was displaced by the fire and is seeking housing assistance through the American Red Cross.

There was 1 nonlife-threating firefighter injury as a result of this fire.

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 October 9, 2020, at 8:49 a.m., 6 Fire Companies, 2 Chief Officers 1 Fire Investigator responded to a structure fire at 411 Heathcliff Drive in the City of Pacifica.

The first arriving fire company found heavy smoke and flames coming from rear second floor of a two-story, single family home. Firefighters made entry through the front door up the stairs to find flames coming from the second floor bathroom and hallway. Using hose lines, firefighters were able to contain the fire to those areas, with smoke damage throughout the rest of the home.

Fire companies remained on scene for over 3 hours checking for fire extension and completing overhaul and mop up operations. Three 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 Fire Prevention Division.

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

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is an exciting time for kids. Keeping this in mind, the North County Fire Authority wants to remind everyone in the community the importance of having a safe Halloween. The following safety tips will ensure a fun holiday for everyone:

  • Use a battery-operated candle or glow stick in jack-o-lanterns
  • When choosing costumes, stay away from long trailing fabric
  • Teach children to stay away from open flames, including jack-o-lanterns with candles in them.
  • Dried flowers, cornstalks, and crepe paper catch fire easily. Keep all decorations away from open flames and other heat sources like light bulbs and heaters
  • Provide children with flashlights to carry for lighting or glow sticks as part of their costume. 
  • Remember to keep exits clear of decorations so nothing blocks escape routes. Make sure all smoke alarms are working.

Halloween Fire Facts

  • From 2013-2017, an average of 780 home structure fires began with decorations per year. 
  • More than two of every five (44%) of these fires occurred because the decorations were too close to a heat source, such as a candle or hot equipment.
  • More than one-third (37%) of these fires were started by candles.
  • One-fifth (21%) of the decoration fires started in the kitchen; 16% began in the living room.

 Source: NFPA Applied Research

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