Home Oakley Firefighters Working House Fire on Sandmound Blvd in Oakley

Firefighters Working House Fire on Sandmound Blvd in Oakley

by ECT

At approximately 5:30 am Saturday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District received a report of a home on fire in the 5000 block of Sandmound Blvd. in the City of Oakley.

It came in as a report of a neighbors side of the house on fire and while responding, Engine 53 reporting black smoke from the Railroad tracks at E Cypress and Main Street.

Upon arrival, Engine 53 reported heavy flames coming from the homes and quickly said the home was fully involved. They also said with the wind, there was exposures to the back of the home, the dock, and two boats.

Due to lack of water hydrants in the area, this was a water tender operation with a shuttle operation underway.

By 5:48 am, Battalion 8 reported the home was three-quarters involved. Crews are working this fire as a defensive fire attack.

As of 6:28 am, the fire was knocked down.

Editors Note:
On June 1, Station 55 will open at E cypress and Bethel Island Road.

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Cshorty May 29, 2022 - 5:47 am

Seems asinine to me they had to use a “tanker truck” to bring water to the fire trucks when there is an unlimited supply river water there! In the past. The volunteer fire dept used to draft water from the river as a matter of course. Maybe training is needed.

RP May 29, 2022 - 7:12 pm

CSHORTY, The reason they dont draft anymore is because they dont want whats in the delta getting in the pump and ruining it, I got a buddy whois part of a department and he said its expensive to repair a fire pump even with a strainer on the end of the suction hose shit still finds its way in.

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