Tuesday, June 24, 2008

San Bruno Mtn. Fire Update

With there still being some smoke coming out of Buckeye Canyon, it is advised for residents to remain indoors as much as possible, taking into consideration the health effects of smoke. A few spots are still smoldering on the Mountain, but a CalFire engine (E1765) is still on-site, and will remain until those spots have become completely extinguished.

Preparations made by property owners before a fire can greatly aid in fire suppression efforts. In fact, there have been incidents reported in other areas where a re-burn occured. This was due to winds coming up a couple days after the fire had been extinguished, carrying embers to areas containing dried out vegetation. And with the very dry spring we just had, the need to clear brush and overgrown vegetation from individual properties becomes even more imperative. Please do your part by removing weeds, leaves, and other highly- flammable brush from the perimeter of your home. The Brisbane Fire Dept. and North County Fire recommend you do so for up to 100 ft. around your property. If you have any questions regarding weed abatement issues, please call Elizabeth Solis at the Fire Dept. at 468-7190.

7 comments:

Jessica Aloft said...

Looks like major smoke over Brisbane around 3:30pm today (Tuesday), and now people are being asked to evacuate Trinity again? Please update us! thank you for the blog - looks great.

Jessica Aloft
Mothers of Brisbane

Anonymous said...

I agree with Jessica that we may need more frequent updates about the fire which looks as if it is still burning. Also, KUDOS to the Brisbane Fire Dept. for their hard work in keeping the community safe. I think the City Council should consider how to improve communication to members of the community-at-large for emergency situations. I found out about the fire from friends calling to make sure I was safe and television news reports. How can we strengthen community communication for the future?

The City of Brisbane said...

There are no evacations taking place. The fire is under containment as a controlled burn.

The City of Brisbane said...

That makes for a great spring board for discussion. Come share more of those thoughts at this Saturday's post-incident debrief of the fire, starting at 9:00 AM at Sierra Point (at the Marina). The whole community benefits and is strengthened when its members are involved and engaged!

Jill Miller said...

It would be great if there was a way for the city to contact community leaders who have email lists to post updates about major events, such as the fire. For example, Jessica and I are Co-Chairs of the Mothers of Brisbane. We've got about 140 families in our membership, and many people use our list as a resource for information. (There was a lot of communication during the fire - especially people offering help to evacuees.) We would be happy to be point people for sending updates to our list during events that involve health and safety.

Valerie said...

During Sunday's fire I tried KCBS radio and website for news for residents and there was nothing. Apparently Ch. 4 gave an update at 8:00 which I found Monday night. We need some good community communication for such emergencies, please.

The City of Brisbane said...

We agree wholeheartedly and are working on developing "real-time" communication.