Residential Structure Fire - City of Daly City

On April 3, 2024, at 9:14 a.m., 6 Fire Companies, 2 Chief Officers, and 2 Fire Investigators responded to a residential structure fire at 61 San Juan Avenue in the City of Daly City.

The first arriving fire company found smoke and fire coming from the first floor of a single-family two story residence. Firefighters made entry and began search and rescue operations throughout the home but found no occupants. Simultaneously using hose lines firefighters were able knock the fire down and protect exposures. The residents were able to evacuate with no injuries.

The incident caused major fire damage to the first floor with heavy smoke and heat damage to the remainder of the two-story home. A total of 3 people were displaced and are being assisted by the American Red Cross. Fire companies remained on scene for over three hours checking for fire extension, while also conducting salvage and overhaul operations.

The fire is currently under investigation by the North County Fire Authority, Fire Prevention Division, Fire Investigations Section and investigators have not ruled out portable extension cords as being the cause.

North County Fire Authority wants to remind everyone not to overload extension cords, or substitute extension cords for permanent wiring. If an extension cord is covered, heat cannot escape, which may result in a fire.

Always remember the importance of installing and maintaining smoke alarms. Working smoke alarms increase your chances of surviving a home fire by 50%

Contact

(650) 991-8138
[email protected]

Location

North County Fire Authority Headquarters
10 Wembley Drive
Daly City, CA 94014

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