South County Fire Authority

ContactRichard Price, Battalion Chief
Phone(650) 802-4255
Fax(650) 592-4714

Friday, 5/26/00
Incident Times
2nd Alarm0744
Under Control0808
Incident Type
Single Family Dwelling Fire
Incident Number
00-1654 (SCF001470002)
Incident Address
1825 Brittan Avenue, San Carlos
Alarm Level
2nd Alarm
Equipment/Personnel Onscene
Engine Companies5 (E12, E13, E16, E18, E19)
Truck Companies2 (T9, PT13)
Special Units4 (AT9, F4A, OES3, PHOTO1)
Chief Officers4 (BC3, BC4, BC4B, CH2)
Total Personnel32
Agencies Responding
South County Fire Authority
Redwood City Fire Department
Woodside Fire Department
San Mateo County Fire (CDF)
San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services
San Carlos Police Department
Situation Encountered/Actions Taken
One story, three-bedroom single family dwelling. Heavy fire showing upon arrival. Six handlines used for fire extinguishment. Roof ventilated with chainsaws. Minor fire extension to roof of 1833 Brittan Avenue. Both homes were occupied at time of fire. Fire reported by occupant of 1825 Brittan Avenue.
Fire Origin
Cloth-covered chair in living room.
Cause of Fire
Improperly discarded cigarette ignited chair spreading to drapes and wall.
Damage Estimate
Number of Casualties
Two minor injuries to firefighters.
Incident Commander
B/C Richard Price, SCFA
Reporting Officer
Captain Mike Miller, SCFA
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