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Structure Fire - 810 Third St.
Posted Date: 1/2/2012

What-Nature of Event:

Structure Fire

When-Time and Date:

7:10 AM on December 23, 2011

Where-Address of Event:

810 3rd St

Who-Owner / Occupant:


Describe the Event: 

Santa Cruz Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at a motel on 3rd St. Fire units arrived to find smoke coming from a downstairs room of the 2 story motel building. Fire crews entered the room, extinguished the fire, evacuated occupants of adjoining rooms and checked for fire extension to surrounding units. The motel room that the fire occurred in was unoccupied and had not been occupied for at least two weeks prior. There were no injuries sustained at the incident. The fire was investigated and found to be caused by combustible materials (mattress) too close to a wall heater. Damage was only in the affected motel room.    

Agencies Involved:

Santa Cruz City Fire & Police Department, UCSC Fire and American Medical Response.

Number of Apparatus:

4- Fire Engines, 1- Fire Truck, 1- Battalion Chief, 1- AMR Supervisor

Number of Firefighters: 

19 Total

Estimated Loss & Save

Damage loss estimate $30,000

Save estimate $1,000,000

Additional Information: 

Keep combustible materials away from heaters and ignition sources.

Remember to check your smoke detectors- they provide early detection of fires. 



Battalion Chief Rob Young


December 23, 2011