AFD Fire Wire

Compiled by AFD Capt. Rick Murray and Dennis Evanosky

Sunday, May 10

Fire response: 11:26 p.m. Garden Road, block number not given, report of a possible residential structure fire. Firefighters met with the resident who stated smoke was inside his home. Firefighters confirmed smoke and fire were coming from a rear interior room and made entry using a pre-connected hose lines. The fire was isolated to its area of origin, quickly knocked down and fully extinguished. There were no injuries reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Editor’s note: The preceding item was inadvertantly left out of last week’s AFD Fire Wire.

Monday, May 11

Emergency medical responses: 5:35 a.m. Lincoln Avenue; 9:44 a.m. Pacific Avenue; 10:11 a.m. Buena Vista Avenue; 11:18 a.m. Kitty Hawk Road; 12:30 p.m. East 12th Street in Oakland; 3:18 p.m. Central Avenue; 3:40 p.m. Killybegs Road; 3:58 p.m. Mariner Square Drive; 4:14 p.m. Buena Vista; 4:25 p.m. Lincoln; 5:02 p.m. Blanding Avenue; 5:57 p.m. Poggi Street; 6:28 p.m. Island Drive; 7:08 p.m. Lincoln; 7:41 p.m. Lincoln; 8:07 p.m. Buena Vista; 10:35 p.m. Shore Line Drive.

Fire response: 8:46 a.m. 2900 block of Lincoln Avenue, residential fire alarm.

Tuesday, May 12

Emergency medical responses: 2:48 a.m. Pacific Avenue; 6:28 a.m. Pacific; 8:36 a.m. Chestnut Street; 11:26 a.m. Flora Vista; 12:18 p.m. Willow Street; 2 p.m. Willow; 4:32 p.m. Marina Village Parkway; 5:12 p.m. Santa Clara Avenue; 6:13 p.m. Bayview Drive; 6:15 p.m. Encinal Avenue; 6:32 p.m. Ninth Street; 9 p.m. Pacific; 10:22 p.m. Central Avenue.

Fire responses: 12:53 and 2:03 p.m. 400 block of Central Avenue, commercial fire alarms.

• 8:24 p.m. Intersection of Westline and Otis drives, call for assistance from the Alameda Police Department.

Wednesday, May 13

Emergency medical responses: 1:16 a.m. Lincoln Avenue; 1:59 a.m. Pacific Avenue; 8:15 a.m. Broadway; 9:02 a.m. Shore Line Drive; 10:53 a.m. Park Street; 1:40 p.m. Clinton Avenue; 4:52 p.m. Stanton Street; 5:47 p.m. Otis Drive; 8:11 p.m. Park Street.

Fire responses: 11:51 a.m. 2400 block of Mariner Square Drive, commercial fire alarm.

• 4:52 p.m. 2900 block of Sea View Parkway, report of a residential structure fire. Firefighters found smoke and fire coming from an interior wall of the home. They used pre-connected hose lines to quickly contain and extinguish the small fire.

• 8:09 p.m. 2000 block of San Antonio Avenue, report of the odor of smoke in the neighborhood. Firefighters determined the smoke was coming from an abandoned bon fire. They used a water extinguisher to extinguish the small isolated fire.

Thursday, May 14

Emergency medical responses: 7:59 a.m. Willow Street; 8:22 a.m. Clinton Avenue; 12:42 p.m. Willow; 2:45 p.m. Webster Street; 2:51 p.m. Willow; 3:31 p.m. Willow; 9:51 p.m. Central Avenue; 10:45 p.m. Willow; 11:34 p.m. Alameda Avenue.

Fire responses: 3:51 p.m. 400 block of Grand Street, report of a fire at Will C. Wood Middle School. Firefighter’s found smoke and fire coming from a small building on the baseball field. They used pre-connected hose lines to quickly extinguish the fire. The cause remains under investigation.

• 8:44 p.m. 2200 block of Shore Line Drive, report of the odor of natural gas near an apartment complex. Firefighters used atmospheric monitors to determine that no hazardous gases were present. They notified Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) and turned the scene over to PG&E crewmembers when they arrived.

Friday, May 15

Emergency medical responses: 2:18 a.m. Taylor Avenue; 5:43 a.m. Mariner Square Drive; 6:53 a.m. Santa Clara Avenue; 7:03 a.m. Maitland Drive; 7:38 a.m. Atlantic Avenue; 9:49 a.m. Otis Drive; 1:19 p.m. Mariner Squarer Loop; 1:24 p.m. Otis; 3:39 p.m. Mariner Square Loop; 3:43 p.m. Central Avenue; 4:27 p.m. Capetown Drive; 5:21 p.m. Central; 5:42 p.m. Central; 6:33 p.m. Bay Farm Island Bridge; 7 p.m. Santa Clara Avenue; 7:36 p.m. Lincoln Avenue; 8:35 p.m. Salmon Road; 9:07 p.m. West Hornet Avenue.

Fire responses: 9:27 a.m. 2200 block of Santa Clara Avenue, commercial fire alarm.

• 3:51 p.m. 1600 block of South Loop Road, report of a fire inside a Dumpster. Firefighters learned that the building staff had extinguished the small fire. Crewmembers made certain that the fire was completely out.

• 11:22 p.m. 2900 block of Jackson Street, citizen assist.

• 11:26 p.m. 100 block of Brush Street, citizen assist.

Saturday, May 16

Emergency medical responses: 12:16 a.m. Roth Lane; 12:35 a.m. Island Drive; 12:47 a.m. Eastshore Drive; 3:47 a.m. Lincoln Avenue; 6:33 a.m. Park Street; 8:25 a.m. Grove Street; 10:03 a.m. Buena Vista Avenue; 10:09 a.m. Schiller Street; 10:40 a.m. Coast Guard Island; 11:12 a.m. Challenger Drive; 11:21 a.m. Willow Street; 2:46 p.m. Sherman Street; 3:21 p.m. Buena Vista Avenue; 4:24 p.m. Central Avenue; 4:26 p.m. Central; 4:54 p.m. Blanding Avenue; 4:58 p.m. Blanding; 9 p.m. Santa Clara Avenue; 9:54 p.m. Shore Line Drive; 10:58 p.m. Shore Line.

Fire responses: 5:22 p.m. Park Avenue, block number not given, citizen assist.

• 9:48 p.m. 2000 block of Grand Street, report of juveniles lighting pieces of cardboard on fire and throwing them into the Oakland Estuary. Firefighters were unable to locate the juveniles or any fire.

Sunday, May 17

Emergency medical responses: 1:24 a.m. Webster Street; 2:09 a.m. Park Street; 10:14 a.m. Broadway; 10:32 a.m. Shore Line Drive; 11:24 a.m. Willie Stargell Avenue; 11:25 a.m. Schiller Street; 1:29 p.m. Webster; 2:44 p.m. Broadway; 2:54 p.m. Kitty Hawk Road, 4:10 p.m. Bay Street; 4:14 p.m. Nantucket Way; 5:12 p.m. Fifth Street; 5:21 p.m. Park Avenue; 5:49 p.m. Taylor Avenue; 5:59 p.m. Park Street; 7:15 p.m. Morton Street; 8:04 p.m. Central Avenue; 9:36 p.m. Shorepoint Court.

Fire responses: 3:04 a.m. 4000 block of Nevada Drive, residential fire alarm.

• 10:03 a.m. 2500 block of Crist Street, residential fire alarm.

• 1:48 p.m. 400 block of Willow Street, commercial fire alarm.

• 6:12 p.m. 500 block of Buena Vista Avenue, apartment fire alarm.

• 8:04 p.m. Oak Street, block number not given, report of a smoldering trash can. Firefighters used a water extinguisher to cool down the burned trash debris.

• 10:14 p.m. 0-100 block of Invincible Court, residential fire alarm.

• 10:17 p.m. 700 block of Taylor Avenue, report of a residential carbon monoxide alarm activating. Firefighters spoke with the resident who told them that her refrigerator was smoking and her carbon monoxide alarm activated. Firefighters made certain that there was no fire. They disconnected the refrigerator and opened all windows for ventilation. Crewmembers used an atmospheric monitor to inspect the air for hazardous gases, but found none. They advised the resident to have the refrigerator serviced or replaced before using it again.