Structure Fire - City of Daly City

On March 19, 2024, at 8:35 a.m., 6 Fire Companies, 2 Chief Officers, and 2 Fire Investigators responded to a residential structure fire at 190 E. Vista Avenue in the City of Daly City.

The first arriving fire company found smoke and fire coming from an attached accessory dwelling unit to a two-story single-family 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 at home at the time of the fire were able to self-evacuate. After being evaluated by firefighter paramedics one occupant was transported to a hospital for smoke inhalation.

The incident caused major fire damage to the accessory dwelling unit and smoke damage to the remainder of the two-story home. A total of 8 people were displaced and sought accommodations with family.

Fire companies remained on scene for over three hours checking for fire extension, while also conducting salvage and overhaul operations. There were no injuries to firefighters or other public members.

The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental and due to overloaded electrical extension cords covered by clothing and other combustibles.

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. And 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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