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Structure Fire - 127 Ocean
Posted Date: 12/12/2012

What-Nature of Event:

Structure Fire

When-Time and Date:

04:46 on December 12, 2012

Where-Address of Event:

127 Ocean St

Who-Owner / Occupant:


Describe the Event: 

Fire units responded to a reported structure fire at an apartment with the occupant evacuated. Fire crews arrived at scene to find a small amount of smoke coming from an open front door of a 1 story apartment and a bystander advising the fire is believed to be extinguished from a garden hose. The crew confirmed the fire was extinguished and checked for fire extension in the wall and ceiling. The occupant had a small burn to their hand, was assessed by fire personnel and refused any further medical care. Fire Investigation determined the cause of the fire to be a burning candle on a shelf that ignited combustible materials next to it.    


Agencies Involved:

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

Number of Apparatus:

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

Number of Firefighters: 

17 Fire Personnel

Estimated Loss & Save

$10,000 loss with $70,000 saved

Additional Information: 

Remember the Law requires residents to have a working smoke/carbon monoxide detector to alert occupants.



Battalion Chief Rob Young


December 12, 2012