Structure Fire in Daly City

On January 16, 2012 at 1:25 p.m., 4 Fire Companies and 1 Chief Officer responded to a structure fire at a residence located at 18 Crestline Drive in Daly City.

The first arriving fire company reported light smoke showing from the two-story single family residence. All occupants had evacuated the home and fire companies made entry with hose lines, locating and extinguishing the fire within the walls around the upstairs fireplace. Fire companies remained on scene for approximately two hours checking for further extension of the fire and completing extensive overhaul.

There were no injuries involved, however two adults and one child were displaced from the residence and alternate living arrangements were being made through family members. The family also had working smoke detectors in the home, which had activated and properly alerting the residence of the fire, allowing early evacuation and notification of the fire department.

The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Fire Prevention Services Bureau of the North County Fire Authority. Additionally, the North County Fire Authority wants to remind everyone of the importance of having your fireplace inspected and maintained on an annual basis, as well as installing and maintaining smoke detectors in the home.

Technical Rescue in Pacifica

Saturday, January 07, 2012

On January 7, 2012 at 5:04 pm, 4 Fire Companies and 1 Chief Officer responded to a technical rescue at the cliff side of 800 Palmetto Avenue in Pacifica.

The first arriving fire company on scene gained access to the 13 year old victim who had been climbing on rocks near the beach when a large boulder came loose, trapping and pinning, as well as crushing his legs.  Fire companies using hydraulic rescue equipment required approximately 90 minutes to complete the technical rescue of lifting the boulder and extricating the injured victim.

Firefighter paramedics performed advanced life support measures, stabilized and packaged the victim for ambulance transport to San Francisco General Hospital for further medical treatment.

Single Alarm Structure Fire in Daly City

On January 7, 2012 at 1:51 p.m., 6 Fire Companies, 2 Chief Officers and 1 Fire Investigator responded to a residential structure fire at 328 Winchester Street in Daly City.

The first arriving fire crew reported smoke showing from the garage of the two-story single family residence with smoke detectors activated in the upstairs living area. Fire companies made entry into the garage and using a hose line located and extinguished the fire. The fire was contained to the area of origin and fire companies remained on scene for approximately one hour completing overhaul. There were no injuries involved and the residents were not displaced.

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 Commercial Structure Fire in Daly City

Saturday, January 07, 2012

On January 7, 2012 at 8:01 am, 6 Fire Companies, 2 Chief Officers and 1 Fire Investigator responded to a report of a structure fire at the Lucky’s grocery store located at 6843 Mission Street in Daly City.

The first arriving fire company reported smoke and flames showing from the rear of commercial structure. Firefighters gained access to the building and utilizing hose lines quickly extinguished the fire which was contained to the area of origin. Everyone in the store at the time of the fire was safely evacuated and there were no injuries involved.

Firefighters remained on scene for approximately 2 hours completing overhaul including ventilating the building of smoke. The fire is currently under investigation by Fire Prevention Bureau and this highlights the importance of automatic sprinklers, as well as the proper on-going inspections and maintenance of these types of protection systems.

Full Assignment Gas Line Rupture in Daly City

On January 4, 2012 at 3:45 p.m., 4 Fire Companies and 2 Chief Officer responded to a report of a gas line rupture at 313 Philip Road in Daly City.

The first arriving fire company arrived at scene and reported a two-inch gas line leaking after being struck by a back-hoe. Fire companies evacuated eight units of a near-by apartment building and coordinated with PG&E to secure the leak. Once secured, residents were allowed back into their homes. There were no injuries involved and the incident was mitigated in approximately two hours.

Electrical Fire & Power Outage in Daly City

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

On January 3, 2012 at 6:53 p.m., 6 Fire Companies and 2 Chief Officer responded to a report of a utility pole fire following an explosion in the area of San Pedro Road & Mission Street in Daly City.

The first arriving fire company arrived at scene and reported a high voltage power line down in the area with scorching to a building which contained two businesses and a residence. Working with PG&E, fire crews secured the area and assessed the building and determined that the power outage resulted in damage to the building’s water and gas distribution system resulting in three adult males and two dogs being displaced from the residence. Red Cross was contacted to assist with alternate living arrangements for the displaced victims and there were no injuries involved. The incident resulted in a power outage affecting over 500 customers in the area and there was no estimated time from PG&E to have power restored.

Single Alarm Structure Fire in Daly City

Sunday, January 01, 2012

On January 1, 2011 at 2:41 p.m., 6 Fire Companies, 2 Chief Officers and 1 Fire Investigator responded to a report of house fire at 12 Garibaldi Court in Daly City.

The first arriving fire crew reported smoke coming from the first floor garage of the single family home. Fire companies made entry into the garage and using hose lines extinguished the fire in approximately one minute and remained on scene for approximately an hour and a half completing overhaul. No residents or firefighters were injured and the residents were not displaced by the fire. 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.

Animal Cliff Rescue in Daly City

Sunday, January 01, 2012

On January 1, 2012 at 2:38pm, 2 Fire Companies, 1 Rescue Unit and 2 Chief Officers responded to a rescue of a dog off of the side of a cliff at Avalon Canyon in Daly City. The first arriving fire company found a 70 pound Rottweiler dog approximately 150 feet above the beach on the side of the cliff. A rescue unit was requested to the scene, but before any additional rescue attempts could be made, the dog lost its footing and fell down the cliff to the beach below. Firefighters quickly put the unconscious dog in a stokes-rescue basket and transported the dog to Avalon Drive, where animal control officers were waiting. The dog regained consciousness and was transported to an emergency veterinary hospital for treatment.