Monday, May 19, 2008

A Busy Weekend for Brisbane Firefighters

A little past noon this past Sunday, Brisbane firefighters were part of the 12-company team that responded to a structure fire on Joy Avenue. The fire was contained to the garage of the 2-story complex, with minimal damage to the second story unit. The fire was controlled in approximately 20 minutes, with no reported injuries. The picture above, taken by Mayor Barnes, shows the extent of the aid present to fight this fire, which allowed the fire to be contained in the short amount of time it was. The affected complex is in the background.

This morning, at around 6:15 am, 7 fire companies responded to a vegetation fire at the end of Thomas St. The fire was on the hillside in a steep canyon area when the first fire company arrived within 4 minutes. Firefighters using hoselines and hand tolls confined the fire to approximately 1 acre of grass and brush with no damage to structures or any other property. This fire was also able to be contained quickly (within 30 minutes), with complete extinguishing and overhaul finished in approximately 3 hours. Kudos to Brisbane Station 81 on all your fine, fire-fighting efforts this past weekend!

With the regular fire season not yet upon us, let's make sure we're doing all we can now to protect our families, homes, and community - and be prepared.


Another one??

On Tuesday around noon, dozens of firefighters (there were a total of 19 fire companies) along with a helicopter, 2 air tankers, and an air attack, responded to a 3-alarm grass fire on Bayshore Blvd. The fire burned approximately 7 acres of grassland but due to the aggressive efforts of the firefighters, the one house that was threatened by the blaze saw no damages whatsoever. Also fortunate was that it was not a fast-moving fire, working against the wind. Still, let's hope that our firefighters won't be hearing any alarms sounding anytime soon!

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