Contact: Captain Mike Arvizo, PIO Assigned - Contact # 909-289-6679
Incident Commander: Battalion Chief Novinger
Incident Date: 07/02/15
Location: 3064 N. Stoddard
Time of the call: 2:45 PM
Number of Units: 8 Engines, 2 Ladder Trucks, 2 Battalion Chiefs, 1 Deputy Chief
Number of Firefighters: 33 Firefighters and 3 Chiefs
Fatalities/Injuries: 1 female rescued and transported to hospital, 1 firefighter injured
Property Damage: Unknown
Personal Items: Unknown
Property Saved: Unknown
• Fire Crews were dispatched to reports of a grass fire in a backyard
• Arriving Firefighters discovered that the fire was entering the house and a female adult was trapped inside the house
• The crew was dressed in brush gear because the initial call was for a brush fire so the crew entered the home to rescue the female victim without proper structure gear
• Firefighters were able to successfully rescue the victim and transport her to a local hospital
• Firefighters were faced with HOARDER conditions throughout the house, which impeded access to the fire.
• Crews were evacuated at one point because there was a partial collapse of the roof.
· There was also a small explosion in the backyard and a warning that ammunition was on the 2nd floor.
· Multiple firefighters suffered minor heat exhaustion
· Homes on both sides of the affected structure were successfully protected
· Medic Truck 221 received damage to a window from a rock thrown at it while parking at the fire. A police report was taken but no individual was found.
· Investigators determined that the fire was started in the back yard from arcing at the electrical panel which caused the grass and hoarded items to catch fire.
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