Town Square

Post a New Topic

Fire destroys house in Portola Valley

Original post made on Sep 26, 2011

A two-alarm fire completely destroyed a home at 35 Valencia Court in Portola Valley on Friday evening, Sept. 23, Chief Dan Ghiorso of the Woodside Fire Protection District said Monday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, September 26, 2011, 11:38 AM

Comments (5)

Posted by Jeanne Kunz, a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Sep 26, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Thank you, thank you to our wonderful Woodside Fire District firemen! Your prompt response and effective efforts prevented this fire from destroying additional properties in our community. We owe you, as always, our most sincere thanks and gratitude. Additionally, the 1st Chili Cookoff BBQ at Runnymede on Sunday was delightful!


Posted by Anonymous, a resident of Portola Valley: other
on Sep 26, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Yes, many thanks to the Firemen for their quick action!

Given the time (around 8.40pm Friday 23rd September 2011), might they look for some space debris or fragment from the UAR Satellite? It may have been the cause. Just a thought.


Posted by Hmmm, a resident of another community
on Sep 26, 2011 at 6:47 pm

I am so sorry to read this bad news. It's relief that no one is injured, but wow, it's a loss of much for the owners.

Owners, if you read this, I hope that you all are getting the support that you need from loved ones - & the insurance company!!!

Best wishes for better times coming your way swiftly.


Posted by JoAnn Loulan, a resident of Portola Valley: Los Trancos Woods/Vista Verde
on Sep 26, 2011 at 7:02 pm

Dear Nancy & Ross this is such horrible news. I'm so sorry to read about your loss. If there is anything I can do let me know. Thank heaven you weren't hurt. I'm keeping you both in my thoughts. Take care, JoAnn


Posted by Ola Kudu, a resident of another community
on Sep 26, 2011 at 9:15 pm

Aunt Nancy, Uncle Ross. Your family loves you and is coming out to help! Just spoke to Evan and he will fly in Weds am, I'm coming out Friday pm. We will rebuild and be stronger than ever! Love you guys and see you soon. We may have to have a few beers at Rosottis aka Comfort food. Emailing this message to you now but also wanted to post this in a public forum in case you are having limited computer access. - Ola


If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Palo Alto quietly gets new evening food truck market
By Elena Kadvany | 3 comments | 2,582 views

On Tour - The Highly Selective Liberal Arts Colleges: Occidental, Pitzer, and Scripps
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 1 comment | 1,609 views

See Me. Hear Me. Donít Fix Me.
By Chandrama Anderson | 2 comments | 1,414 views

As They Head Back To School, Arm Them With This
By Erin Glanville | 5 comments | 718 views

Anglo Menlo Park
By Paul Bendix | 0 comments | 117 views