Fire Log

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Fire log for the week ending Sept. 5. The Lincoln Fire Department responded to 58 calls for service during the week. The incident totals and types included: • 37 Emergency Medical Service calls – (Medical Aids) • 3 Fires – Including a fence fire between two homes and two Strike Team assignments • 3 Hazardous Conditions • 4 Public Assists • 10 Good Intents • 1 False Alarm The Lincoln Fire Department provided some much needed help via the state of California’s effective Mutual Aid System. With one Brush Engine assigned to the Station Fire in Los Angeles County (Los Angeles National Forest), the 49 Fire broke out in Auburn with weather conditions nearly perfect for disaster. The small grass fire moved quickly into larger vegetation. With a full head of steam, the fire moved into commercial buildings. Before it was over, the conflagration went on to destroy more than 60 homes, businesses, and outbuildings. Lincoln Fire Department was able to send help immediately to assist. The Engine assigned to the 49 Fire was released the next day and the engine assigned to southern California returned on Saturday with both of the crews weary but safe. The California Mutual Aid System is the model system for the nation and the world. We understand that no one jurisdiction can handle and mitigate every emergency they may be confronted with. That is why we not only provide help but also receive help on a regular basis. The Lincoln Fire Department would like to remind you that without your help by keeping property neat and clean (defensible), we too could have an incident such as the 49 Fire that would quickly overwhelm our limited resources. Prevention is a vital part; that is keep fires from happening in the first place. Please do your part to help us help you! Information was provided by the Lincoln Fire Department. If you need further information, please call 645-4040.