AFD Fire Wire

Compiled by AFD Capt. Rick Murray and Dennis Evanosky

Bus Blunders

An AC Transit 51A bus sheared off a fire hydrant at Broadway and Santa Clara Avenue. Alameda firefighters worked to shut off the water main under a tarp for at least an hour. Above, patrons of Kamakura Restaurant kept to the grass in an attempt to stay dry as the nearby sidewalk flooded. See the report listed in the Fire Wire under Tuesday, Aug. 12.


Monday, Aug. 11

Emergency medical responses: 12:01 a.m. Santa Clara Avenue; 11:25 a.m. Park Street; 12:26 p.m. South Shore Center; 12:55 p.m. Clinton Avenue; 2:37 p.m. Grand Street; 7:21 p.m. Fontana Drive; 10:17 p.m. Park Street.

Fire responses: 10:27 p.m. 1000 block of Shore Line Drive, report of an Illegal fire on the beach. Firefighters used a water extinguisher to put out the fire.

Tuesday, Aug. 12

Emergency medical responses: 12:08 a.m. Central Avenue; 2:24 a.m. Willow Street; 5:21 a.m. Lincoln Avenue; 7:26 a.m. Main Street; 7:37 a.m. Atlantic Avenue; 8:28 a.m. Lincoln; 10:43 a.m. Moreland Drive; 10:52 a.m. Grand Street; 12:31 p.m. Laguna Vista; 3:31 p.m. St. Charles Street; 3:33 p.m. McKay Avenue; 5:41 p.m. Central; 6 p.m. Regent Street; 6:49 p.m. Taylor Avenue; 8:30 p.m. Holly Street.

Fire responses: 2:34 p.m. 1500 block of Encinal Avenue, report of kitten trapped inside a wall. Crewmembers cut a small hole into the wall and freed the uninjured kitten. 2:41 p.m. 400 block of Buena Vista Avenue, apartment fire alarm; 6:33 p.m. Island Drive, block number not given, residential fire alarm; 7:50 p.m. Santa Clara Avenue, block number not given. Motor vehicle accident sheared off a fire hydrant. Firefighters turned off the water and contacted the East Bay Municipal Utilities District (EBMUD) to repair the hydrant.

Wednesday, Aug. 13

Emergency medical responses: 3:10 a.m. Corpus Christie Road; 4:16 a.m. Union Street; 10:32 a.m. Greenbrier Road; 12:13 p.m. Bay Street; 1 p.m. Webster Street; 4:55 p.m. Mariner Square Drive; 4:55 p.m. Park Avenue; 5:19 p.m. Post Street; 5:36 p.m. Shore Line Drive; 9:01 p.m. Broadway; 9:37 p.m. Buena Vista Avenue; 10:43 p.m. Lincoln Avenue; 11:48 p.m. Clement Avenue.

Fire responses: 1:14 p.m. 500 block of Buena Vista Avenue, apartment fire alarm; 4:32 p.m. 1300 block of Ballena Boulevard, residential fire alarm.

Thursday, Aug. 14

Emergency medical responses: 2:27 a.m. Park Street; 10:10 a.m. Taylor Avenue; 2:07 p.m. Roark Drive; 2:28 p.m. Coral Reef Road; 4:55 p.m. Webster Street; 5 p.m. Willow Street; 5:03 p.m. Park Street; 7:50 p.m. Marina Village Parkway; 8:40 p.m. Oak Street; 9:49 p.m. Mariner Square Drive; 9:57 p.m. Webster Street; 10:15 p.m. El Portal.

Fire responses: 7:22 a.m. 1200 block of South Loop Road, commercial fire alarm; 9:44 a.m. 700 block of Lincoln Avenue, residential smoke investigation. Crewmembers identified the smoke source as electrical in nature. They confirmed there was fire, turned off the power to the breaker and advised the resident to have an electrician inspect the breaker before turning it back on. 10:47 a.m. Lemoore Road, block number not given, grass fire. Firefighter’s used a booster line to extinguish the fire. The cause is undetermined; there was no property damage.

Friday, Aug. 15

Emergency medical responses: 12:08 a.m. Otis Drive; 4:12 a.m. West Midway Avenue; 6:37 a.m. Haight Avenue; 11:39 a.m. Webster Street; 1:28 p.m. Sandalwood Isle; 1:32 p.m. Webb Avenue; 3:12 p.m. Paru Street; 4:11 p.m. North Loop Road; 5:10 p.m. Webster; 8:38 p.m. Taylor Avenue; 9:27 p.m. Atlantic Avenue; 10:44 p.m. Willow Street.

Fire responses: 2:51 p.m. 2200 block of South Shore Center, child locked inside a vehicle. Crewmembers used auto-entry tools to gain access to the vehicle and reunite the uninjured child with parent. 4:34 p.m. 2500 block of Central Avenue, outside smoke investigation. Firefighters identified the smoke source as a barbecue. There was no emergency. 5:32 p.m. 900 block of Park Street, commercial fire alarm.

Saturday, Aug. 16

Emergency medical responses: 8:06 a.m. Corpus Christi Road; 8:36 a.m. Otis Drive; 9:31 a.m. Willow Street; 10:49 a.m. Sea Bridge Way; 12:06 p.m. Santa Clara Avenue; 3:32 p.m. Encinal Avenue; 3:55 p.m. Stardust Place; 4:15 p.m. Marina Drive; 4:54 p.m. Stardust; 6:52 p.m. Clinton Avenue; 8:12 p.m. Hegenberger Road in Oakland; 9:21 p.m. Shore Line Drive; 9:28 p.m. Kitty Hawk Road; 11:34 p.m. Nason Street.

Fire responses: There were no fire responses on Saturday, Aug. 16.

Sunday, Aug. 17

Emergency medical responses: 12:54 a.m. Westline Drive; 2:16 a.m. Foothill Boulevard in Oakland; 5:13 a.m. Santa Clara Avenue; 5:47 a.m. Ross Road; 9:11 a.m. Jervis Bay; 10 a.m. Willow Street; 10:01 a.m. Marina Village Parkway; 10:37 a.m. Burbank Street; 11:15 a.m. Santa Clara; 3:57 p.m. Shore Line Drive; 9:07 p.m. McKay Avenue; 10:47 p.m. Melrose Avenue.

Fire response: 6:51 p.m. 400 block of Pacific Avenue, commercial fire alarm.

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