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November 26, 2010 > Building fire

Building fire

Submitted By Milpitas Fire Department

On Monday, November 22, at 7:49 p.m., one Milpitas Fire Unit responded to an automatic aid request from San Jose Fire Department to Numi Recycling Plant. Milpitas Engine 301 arrived on the scene first and reported a fire in elevated rubbish containers. Command was established and a report of conditions given. Truck Four laid a supply line to E301 and provided a "Rapid Invention Crew" team. Multiple attack lines were placed into service.

San Jose Fire unites E5, B29, Truck 29 and Engine 29 arrived on scene. Milpitas Fire B19 maintained the role of Incident Commander and San Jose assumed the role of operations. The building contained multiple elevated garbage storage containers on conveyer belts. The containers had to be accessed by ground ladders and elevated platforms.

Fire units on the scene were divided into divisions and groups. The power was shut off at the conveyer units and several fires were extinguished using multiple hose lines and the building automatic sprinkler system. After the fire was contained, Milpitas units cleared the scene at 10:03 p.m. and passed "IC" to San Jose B29. San Jose Fire unites provided salvage and overhaul operations.

There were no reports of injuries. The cause of fire is still under investigation.

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