San Marcos City Council-Firestorm Incident Report

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Highlights:

  • Powerlines are possible cause
  • Amazing stand was made by San Marcos Fire on the south line of the fire at Atterbury Drive. This effort stopped march toward San Elijo Hills
  • Requested 33 fire additional engines got 21 engines, did not get requested dozers or hand crews
  • 7:00am the wind subsided for 2 hours
  • Velocitos helped pump water up to area
  • All off duty personnel pulled back on duty
  • Need to provided better local information via web (time stamping, Opt in to info)
  • 800 megahertz system overloaded
  • More education on defensible space
  • Enclosing eves and building codes
  • “We dodged a bullet’ Chief Newman

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