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Structure Fire - Fairfax - 07/03/2016

Structure Fire - Fairfax - 07/03/2016



Date: July 3, 2016


Time of Occurrence: 19:37 hrs

Nature of Incident: Structure Fire

Location:  224 Ridgeway Ave, Fairfax

Number of Units Responding/ Covering Stations:  8 Engines, 2 ALS Medic Units, 3 Battalion Chiefs                                       

Personnel Responding: 27

Other Agencies Involved:  Marin County Fire, San Rafael Fire, Kentfield Fire

Estimated Dollar Loss:  $600,000 structure (estimate)

Time of Control: 20:55 hrs

Injuries: No injuries

Cause:  Accidental (spontaneous combustion of oily rags - linseed oil)

Narrative:  Ross Valley Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire located at 224 Ridgeway Road, Fairfax. Fire engines reported heavy fire showing while en route. The first arriving engine found heavy fire to the rear of the structure with extension to the interior living space. A second alarm was requested. An aggressive interior attack was initiated but crews had to withdraw from the building due to extreme conditions and fire progression. The fire was attacked from the exterior until conditions were safe to continue with an interior fire attack. The fire was brought under control with no injuries to civilians, pets, or firefighters.

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