May 3, 2011 > Structure Fire
Submitted By Battalion Chief Scott Brown
Milpitas Fire Department units responded to the report of a structure fire located at 198 Evergreen Way in Milpitas at 2:48pm on April 30. First arriving fire department units observed heavy smoke and fire coming from the windows of the second floor of the two-story home.
Firefighters searched the home for any trapped occupants and once confirmation was received that all family members were safely outside of the home, firefighters initiated fire extinguishment using hose lines, power tools, and ladder trucks. Milpitas Police Officers assisted in the evacuation of nearby homes as a precaution. No injuries were reported.
Firefighters from San Jose Fire Department and Fremont Fire Department assisted with firefighting efforts and city coverage during this 2-alarm fire. Personnel and resources utilized to control this incident included 28 firefighters, 4 Engine Companies, 1 Mobile Command Unit, 3 Ladder Trucks, 1 Urban Search and Rescue Unit and 5 police officers. Assistance was also received from the Santa Clara County Fire Associates, American Red Cross, and Pacific Gas & Electric. The incident was bought under control in 40 minutes.
The fire is currently under investigation. Estimated property loss has not yet been determined.