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Structure Fire - 121 4th Ave
Posted Date: 10/8/2013

What-Nature of Event:

Structure Fire

When-Time and Date:

September 26, 2013 at 4:52 PM


Where-Address of Event:

121 4th Ave

Who-Owner / Occupant:


Describe the Event: 

Santa Cruz Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle fire in the alley behind 118 3rd Ave. The first arriving fire engine advised a well involved vehicle on fire and the rear of a 1 story single family dwelling on fire. The fire response was upgraded to a structure fire response with more resources requested. Firefighters were challenged with a down electrical service line to the residence and heavy fire coming from a propane cylinder on the vehicle that was a RV. Firefighters entered the residence and searched for any victims inside, finding none, but rescuing a dog that was inside. Multiple hose lines were utilized to extinguish the fire and prevent further spread to a nearby 2 story residence. The fire was contained to the vehicle (RV), a shed and the one dwelling. The fire is under investigation. The property was turned over to the responsible and fire crews were released.


Agencies Involved:

Santa Cruz City Fire Department, Santa Cruz Police, Central Fire Department, Scotts Valley Fire Department, Felton Fire Department and American Medical Response.


Number of Apparatus:

5 Engines,1 Truck, 1 Battalion Chief, 1 Breathing Support

Number of Firefighters: 


Estimated Loss & Save

$300,000 loss and $300,000 save

Additional Information: 

Santa Cruz Fire Department reminds all residents to have working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in their homes.



Battalion Chief Rob Young