Monday, December 03, 2012
We had an amazing response with 17 firefighters which allowed us to size up the fire from down below where it is safer, assess what we had so that we could confidently put our structure engine up top to protect where most of the threatened houses were located. Down below we had two Type 6 engines (brush trucks) and a water tender and up above we had the engine and another Type 6.
In all we put about 3500 gallons on what appeared to be a 1/3 acre fire that occurred in very steep terrain.
Amusingly (only after the fact), the fire was very close to our old house which we still own. It was across the street and a couple of properties around a corner.
Posted by Roger Nusbaum at 7:07 AM