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Thursday, September 9, 2010

CA-CZU-San Bruno - MCI - 6 dead, Gas line explosion, WUI Fire 10 acres, possibly 30 homes burning

CA-CZU-San Bruno San Francisco Bay area Wildland Fire
Reports of High pressure 24" Gas line explosion as cause of Vegetation and Residential structures burning in San Bruno Hills.
San Bruno Gas Line Explosion and Wildland Urban Interface Fire is a North Op's MCI they are calling for all available EMS/med personnel, 20+ acres of homes burning, probably 75+ injured, multiple fatalities, 45 homes burned, Residents have complained for about a week regarding smell of gas prior to 24" line exploding, reports are house went one after another like domino's. 
Updates:
0700- reports of 6 dead, 12 canine teams on site to aid in search for victims in San Bruno fire 
2205- At least 4 dead, 4 critically injured, dozens injured
2200hrs- SanBruno Fire IC Working on a large resource request for the next opp period. (Day shift)

2145hrs- Emergency Shelter Hotline for #SanBruno #Explosion #Fire victims call (650) 616-7180

151.175 - #TCU ST forming up for out of area assignment 9440c meet @120/99 @Starbucks BC 4414, e4472,e4464, e4453, e4454, e4455,
Ops requesting another 2 Alpha STs and additional 5 WTs to staging. 15 minutes ago via web

2145-  75+ persons injured, fatalities reported, Gas leaks, vegetation and structures still burning.
MED ALERT: ANY OFF DUTY MEDICAL STAFF HAVE BEEN RECALLED TO SETON MEDICAL CENTER IN DALY CITY

FD reporting via radio first fatality at Concord and Fairmont, multiple requests for added units as fires expand.
2100- FD reporting via radio first fatality at Concord and Fairmont, multiple requests for added units as fires expand. #SanBrunoFire - ST9270C covering SCU
2045- Currently 5 Branches Established. N,S,E,W and Wildland Branch (CZU Cal Fire).
2025- North Branch currently requesting 2 engine strike teams for current structures just begining to burn. Wildland Branch has offered up 9140C who
was staging nearby for CZU unit coverage. CZU will be bringing in an additional CAL FIRE STEN for unit coverage. 2015-Fire working on both sides of Crestmoor Canyon 2015- All fixed wing aircraft released.
2010- Branch requesting evacuation of 1155 Fairmount and Concord.
2000- Air attack reports 25 - 30 homes burning.
1930hrs- Reports of structures ignited by a high pressure gas line that exploded. CAL FIRE has deployed two tankers and Copter 106 to assist
Location: San Bruno hills, South San Francisco
Staging Area: Cal Fire Belmont.
Google Map for the Incident: Link

Resources: CAL FIRE has sent 25 fire engines, 4 airtankers, 2 air attack planes, and 1 helicopter to an explosion and fire in San Bruno (San Mateo County)
Comms: 

San Mateo County Fire - North:
Command 31 - 151.085 (123.0 PL)(RPT) <-- Command (Ops to Branches)
Tac 35 - 154.01 (118.8 PL)
Tac 36 - 154.04 (162.2 PL)
Tac 37 - 155.40 (107.2 PL)
Command 51 - 151.475 (167.9 PL)(RPT) <- Secondary command?
[Control 3 - 154.10 (114.8 PL)] <-- Initial dispatch.
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CAL FIRE:
CDF Tac 3 - 151.175
CDF Tac 7 - 151.34
CDF Tac 8 - 151.37
CDF Tac 16 - 159.285
CDF Command 4 - 151.40 (Portable Repeater?)
WHITE 2 - 154.265
CZU Local - 151.37 (167.9 PL)(RPT) <- Felton ECC Dispatch
CDF Air Tactics 5 - 151.295
OES Fire 1 - 154.16 (Could be confused with OES 1 talkgroup on San Mateo Co TRS)
White 1, 3 and the VTACs are also in use.
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San Mateo County Law Enforcement:


GREEN - 488.8875 (114.8 PL)
Tac 1 (North) - 488.8625 (114.8 PL)
Tac 2 (Central) - 488.7125 (114.8 PL)
San Mateo County TRS Talkgroups:
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11296 - EMS 1 (MCI)
14352 - OES 1
.Online Radio Feed: http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?action=wp&feedId=473
Twitter:  #sanbrunofire  #CaFire #WildlandFire

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