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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

CAL FIRE/CFPD: 2 Rescued Moss Beach Structure Fire

 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection / Coastside Fire Protection District News Release
Two Rescued From Fire in Moss Beach with Six Treated for Smoke Inhalation

Moss Beach – On Monday at approximately 11:07 p.m. a call was placed to 911 reporting a structure fire at an unknown exact location near Highway 1 and Lancaster in Half Moon Bay. As San Mateo County Sheriff Officers were arriving, at approximately 11:11 p.m., a call came from the residence placing it on the 500 block of Lancaster in Moss Beach.

First arriving Fire Units found a rescue in progress by San Mateo County Sheriff Officers of two teenage girls on the second floor of the residence with heavy smoke.

Once the rescue was completed the fire was quickly extinguished and fire damage contained to the garage with smoke damage throughout the residence.

Three occupants from the residence and three members from the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office were treated for smoke inhalation. Three were transported to Kaiser Hospital in Redwood City and one transported to Peninsula Hospital in Burlingame. The two others were evaluated on scene and refused transport to a medical facility.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Fire officials would like to stress the practice of Exit Drills In The Home (E.D.I.T.H.) and the importance of working smoke detectors. Always evacuate at the first sign of danger and notify 911 immediately. 

 Visit the CAL FIRE Website for more information and a checklist for making your home safe and practicing fire drills.

Smoke detectors should be tested and batteries changed every time we spring forward or fall back on our clocks. The next change to Daylight Savings time is Sunday, March 10.

Source: CAL FIRE/Coastside Fire Protection District
CONTACT: Battalion Chief, David Cosgrave (877) 298-1712
RELEASE DATE: February 19, 2013

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