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April 12, 2011 > Fire breaks out at Murray Street residence

Fire breaks out at Murray Street residence

Submitted By Battalion Chief Scott Brown, Milpitas PD

A fire broke out in a house on 442 Murray Street at about 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 29. When firefighters arrived, they observed heavy smoke and flames coming from the front of the structure. A Rapid Intervention Team was established allowing Fire Companies to make an offensive interior fire attack. The fire was under control within 30 minutes with the help of the Fremont Fire Department. Outside agencies assisting the Milpitas Fire Department included the Fremont Fire Department, Pacific Gas and Electric, and Santa Clara County Fire Associates.

Personnel and resources utilized to control this two-alarm fire included 23 firefighters; four Engine Companies; one Mobil Command Unit, three Ladder Trucks, one Urban Search and Rescue Unit, four police officers and one Fire Investigator.

Cause of the fire has not been determined and is currently under investigation. Estimated loss was placed at $300,000. No injuries were reported.


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