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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

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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!


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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.


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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.


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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


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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


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