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Water from helicopter key in preventing conflagration

Original post made on Jun 6, 2012

Three 500-gallon buckets of water from a helicopter helped douse a three-alarm house fire at 1200 Bear Gulch Road on Saturday, June 2. The helicopter drops stopped an intense fire that had spread to nearby trees from becoming a conflagration that involved the forest, Fire Chief Dan Ghiorso of the Woodside Fire Protection District told the Almanac.

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Comments

Posted by Micki Napp, a resident of Woodside: other
on Jun 6, 2012 at 7:27 am

Many thanks to Fire Chief Dan Ghiorso of the Woodside Fire Protection District and the 71 firefighters from 7 agencies who successfully contained the fire on Bear Gulch Road. It is tragic that one home was completely destroyed. But it is almost a miracle that the fire did not spread to many more homes on the hill and to the surrounding forest. This is a tribute to the intelligent, determined and well-executed work of our local team of professionals. As home owners on Bear Gulch, my husband and I sincerely appreciate the work done by the firefighters. We are lucky to have all of you on the job!


Posted by john, a resident of Woodside: other
on Jun 26, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Feel sad for the family who lost their house, also feel gratitude to the firefighters who contained the fire without more widespread damage.