FirefighterSpot.com spotted the video above from a two-alarm house fire on May 31 on North College Avenue in Fresno, California. Two clips are posted from 8989getsome’s channel on YouTube. Marc Benjamin at the Fresno Bee reports it was one of three fires in Fresno in the same hour:
At 8 p.m., they went to a two-alarm house fire at 8252 N. College Ave., near Woodward Park and found a garage fire extending into an attic and other parts of the house.
The fire is believed to have started near a water heater in the garage. Two adults and two children escaped without injuries. An all-terrain vehicle and a passenger vehicle were destroyed.
In a story yesterday, KSEE-TV’s Joe Ybarra reports there were seven structure fires in Fresno in a 48-hour period stretching thin resources even thinner. It’s a challenge for former Stafford County, Virginia Chief Rob Brown who has been on the job in Fresno for just three weeks:
The city is facing a $16 million dollar budget shortfall. Engines have been reduced to three man crews and stations are housing one company instead of two.
“With the loss of companies, we are having to send additional resources as back up sometimes as quick as it needs to be so we have to be very careful,” Chief Brown added.
That takes time, valuable time. Especially when homes and lives are on the line.
“Sustainability is what worries me…in the short term we can make this work,” Chief Brown said.
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Also on STATter911 …
- Helmet-cam & fireground audio: Attached garage fire in Mechanicsville, Maryland. – February 17, 2012
- Helmet-cam video, fireground audio: House fire in St. Mary’s County, MD. – December 13, 2012
- Raw video: House fire in Santa Cruz, California. – June 23, 2012
- Raw video: Two-alarms for home converted to apartments in Fresno, CA. Firefighters rescue teen who ran back inside. – November 19, 2012
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