Heavy smoke was reported enroute by Engine 22 personnel lead by Captain, Scott Ackemann. Upon arrival Firefighters were challenged with a fully involved garage fire with flames endangering the home next door.
|Once a fire starts in your home, there's no time to plan an escape. A home can fill with thick black smoke and be engulfed in flames in minutes. Most house fires also occur at night, when people are least prepared.
Have fire extinguishers on hand and train your family how to use them.
Ensure that your family knows where your gas, electric, and water main shut-off controls are located and review how to safely shut them down in an emergency.
Create a home fire escape plan. Review your escape plan with everyone in your home. Practice your escape plan both during the day and night. Practice your escape plan at least twice a year.
|Prepare area escape routes for different contingencies. Remember there are limited ways out of Almaden Valley. Mark up a map with color codes for the different routes.
Sign up for the Santa Clara County Alert system.
It is free and easy way to get emergency alerts sent directily to your cell phone or mobile device, landline or email.
|The video clip below shows a birds eye view of the smoke location and direction in our area. Click the video to open a new browser window with the most current smoke status. Tip provided by Ken near Williams