August 1, 2017 > Mission Trail fire warns of dry season dangers
Mission Trail fire warns of dry season dangers
Submitted By Fremont Fire Dept.
At 6:59 p.m., on July 24, 2017, The Fremont Fire Department responded to a reported vegetation fire on the main trail to Mission Peak from the Stanford Ct. parking lot. Fremont Fire responded with 7 four-wheel drive fire engines, a water tender, and two Battalion Chiefs. While responding, companies saw visible smoke and flame. A special call was made to East Bay Regional Parks District and California Department of Forestry (Cal Fire) for assistance. Cal Fire responded with 3 additional engines, a helicopter, 2 firefighting aircraft, and a Battalion Chief. East Bay Regional Park responded with 1 engine, 1water tender, and two overhead supervisors.
Once all the apparatus made it up the trail, a progressive hose lay of over 1000Õ was made on both the left side and the right side to contain the fire. Aircraft made several retardant drops to control the spread of the fire. The trail itself was congested with hikers but no one was injured or in immediate danger from the fire. All hikers were moved to a safe area from the fire. The spread of the fire was contained within 50 minutes and several hours of control work followed. There were no injuries to Firefighters or Civilians. The scene was released to East Bay Regional Parks District for observation and fire watch.
The Fremont Fire Department would like to thank its citizens for their cooperation while hiking on the trail during this fire. This contributed to the overall safety of all involved.