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Milpitas firefighters extinguish two-alarm blaze

Milpitas firefighters extinguished a two-alarm blaze that erupted Saturday afternoon on the upper level of a two-story home on Evergreen Way.

No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire, which was reported at 2:48 p.m., remains under investigation.

The 28 firefighters who responded extinguished the flames in 40 minutes. San Jose and Fremont firefighters assisted.
There was no immediate damage estimate.


Firefighters to scoop ice cream for charity

Tracy firefighters will be manning the ice cream scoops at Baskin-Robbins on Wednesday night, April 27, to raise money for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Each scoop will be 31 cents between 5 and 10 p.m. at the Tracy Baskin-Robbins, 965 S. Tracy Blvd.

“It’s going to be good,” said fire Capt. Jim Haskell, the event coordinator. “The kids love it. They see us back there scooping ice cream. It’s fun.” Continue reading Firefighters to scoop ice cream for charity

Firefighters battle 3-alarm Mission blaze

Firefighters began a secondary search of a Mission District building scorched tonight by a three-alarm blaze, according to San Francisco fire dispatchers, a fire that has resulted in street closures and is affecting transit in the area.

The structure fire at 3212 Mission St., near Valencia Street, was reported at 8:10 p.m., dispatchers said. The third alarm was added shortly before 9 p.m. Continue reading Firefighters battle 3-alarm Mission blaze

Explosion seriously injures Oakland firefighter

An Oakland firefighter was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon by an explosion that occurred as he was battling a vehicle blaze on Redding Street.

The firefighter suffered “significant” facial and oral trauma from the blast, and is undergoing surgery, said Oakland Fire Battalion Chief Melinda Drayton. He is in serious but stable condition, she added. Continue reading Explosion seriously injures Oakland firefighter

Modesto Firefighter Falls Through Floor Of Burning Home

Modesto Firefighter Jim Black is grateful to be able to tell his story.

Just hours earlier he fell through a burning floor while fighting a house fire.

At 3:53 a.m. Wednesday, Black and the firefighters of Modesto’s Fire Station 1 were called to a house fire at 206 Roselawn Avenue.
Crews reported heavy smoke and fire from the large basement of the home and had it knocked down within minutes of their arrival, according to the battalion chief. Continue reading Modesto Firefighter Falls Through Floor Of Burning Home

Firefighters contain Alameda boat fire

ALAMEDA — Firefighters have contained a fire aboard a boat docked in the Oakland-Alameda estuary that sent a plume of black smoke billowing into the sky on Wednesday afternoon.

No one was aboard the boat at the Fortman Marina on Buena Vista Avenue, where the fire broke out about lunch time.

The live-aboard boat measures about 35 feet long and was gutted by the blaze, Interim Fire Chief Mike Fisher said. Continue reading Firefighters contain Alameda boat fire

Local Mobile Home Fire Under Investigation

The cause of a Palm Desert mobile home fire is under investigation Tuesday, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

Monday evening at approximately 5:30, officials reported seeing smoke and fire through the roof of a double wide mobile home located in the Sun Crest Mobile Home Park on Country Club Dr.

Twenty-four firefighters battled the blaze. No injuries or evacuations were reported.