10800 blk City Pkwy – Sept 30th 2015 @ 5:45am
3-alarm fire ripped through several suites of large apartment complex. Firefighters rescued several people from balconies.
Extensive smoke & water damage to 2 dozen suites.
No injuries were reported and it appears the fire started on a balcony.
Oct 10th 2015 – 11400 blk 142nd St @ 1:11 am
Fire crews arrived too a two story home fully involved with exposures to surrounding homes. All occupants got out safe and RCMP evacuated nearby homes as firefighters battled the 2-alarm blaze.
A man is in custody and now charged with arson and uttering threats
Marc Lucero Reports:
Richmond Fire Department, California: A few minutes of our evening with a close call with some live electrical power lines on a little fire we had post Thanksgiving. Fire was contained to the car port with no loss to the residential portion of the structure. (detached car port) Richmond fire crews Engine 62 & 67 make a very quick knock down successfully and a avoid any injuries to any firefighter or citizens.
1st Due Media is Reporting:
July 8th 2015 @ 01:45 – Richton St & Lawton St
Working fire in a vacant 2 story 4 family flat that extended to 5 story vacant apartment, While crews were working inside the 4-family, the intensity of the fire grew quickly and the order was given by the Battalion Chief to get all crews out of the building and air horns were sounded. Some firefighters became lost and temporarily trapped trying to locate the exit. At least 1 firefighter ran out of air and suffered smoke inhalation. The building was now fully involved and extending to the 5 story building next door. Firefighting was also hampered by low pressure in the nearby hydrants. A 2nd alarm + special calls for 2 tower ladders and extra companies incl E-44 for more large volume hose were requested to the scene.
Box Alarm = E-40 E-39 L-17 Tac 2 Ch-5
S/C = E-42 L-7
2nd Alarm = C-203 E-17 E-34
Firefighters from SAFD have put together a compilation of close calls to hopefully prevent a close call in your area.
May17th 2015 @ 4:00am – 221st St & 49th Ave in Langley Twp, British Columbia
Apartment building under construction fully involved spreading to an occupied apt behind it.
Additional firefighters were called to the scene as well as police officers from other cities to assist in the evacuations
A police officer collapsed at the scene and was taken away by BCAS
No word on a cause, but it is being treated as suspicious.