Firefighters gain upper hand on 6-alarm apartment building fire
Original post made on Oct 17, 2013
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on Oct 17, 2013 at 11:22 am
Wow ... second big apartment fire in that area this year. There was another big fire a couple blocks from there a few months ago. I hope the damage and injury is minimized.
on Oct 17, 2013 at 12:10 pm
Wow. Just blocks away. Anyone know the cause of the big one a couple months ago?
Had to be something strange. No way a whole concrete 'frame' building goes up like that!
on Oct 17, 2013 at 2:24 pm
Supposedly the fire a few months ago was started by a guy who was fixing dinner in his apartment. He had been drinking and passed out while the stove was on. That caused the fire and that resident unfortunately died in his apartment. The old building with no sprinklers caused back drafts to happen when the residents opened doors because of the smoke detectors. It is very odd that there were 2 major fires within blocks of each other this close.
I made sure to thank the firefighters today as I passed them on Woodside Road. They are rarely thanked and often criticized because they didn't respond fast enough or take the right course of action. Just like 3 months ago, stations from the peninsula came to Redwood City to help out. Thank them for all they do!