Fire on the mountain; Crews quickly extinguish fire from San Bruno Mountain

South San Francisco, CA September 7, 2013

Area near the possible start of the fire. Photo: Justin Guzman

Area near the possible start of the fire.
Photo: Justin Guzman

FIRE UPDATE: Eye witnesses say they heard a transformer blow on San Bruno Mtn  off of Hillside at Chestnut/Lucca which caused a fire that spread to a grove of eucalyptus trees which and spread quickly from there.
The fire appears to have started across Hillside/Lucca on the Mtn, and stopped at Hillside School, due to the great work of many hot and tired firefighters and aerial support – and all the first responders that kept the area safe, BIG SHOUT OUT!

As of 8:15PM a few Cal Fire trucks remained up at the staging area at Hillside School. There were still some hot spots smoldering above the school but the fire is now out. No injuries or loss of property have been reported.

From San Mateo Co. “The Fire Department is working well to contain a 40 to 50 acre grass fire with 2 Cal Fire aircraft, 1 helicopter and helitack hand crew. There are some road closures at Hillside at Airport and Chestnut.  There are no evacuations and no injuries. ”

Everything South City reports the roads are now open although the light signal at Hillside and Chestnut was still out at 8:15. Power has been out in many local areas and should have been restored. To check for more info on PGE go to this link
Much thanks to all of you who sent in photos and updates and keeping us all hooked up on our facebook page. That is why ESC works, it is local hook ups by local hooks, organically grown, not corporate owned. Thank you for being a part of this creation & realization – we are a better city for it.  And we work to get info onto our website for those neighbors who are not on facebook.

There are many more photos that have been received and will be posted here tomorrow. As you review the pictures, it is interesting to note the photos from Roger Cain and the focus not only on the fire, but the other agencies working different tactics towards the same goal; public safety. We often don’t tip our hats enough to the medics, police, commanders, public works and others.

Everything South City would also like to extend a  heartfelt word to Loretta and Chuck leaders of SSF Weed Warriors. They have been the champions of this portion of San Bruno Mountain for years. Each week they work to remove invasive plants and restore native fauna to help preserve the habitat on our mountain.  You can learn more about their work through the San Bruno Mountain Watch Conservatory. Loretta and Chuck live in the shadows of both Sign Hill and San Bruno Mountain and work to preserve the diversity of life that flows between both hills.

We weren’t able to re-post all of the photos at this time, yet we will be sharing them on our website so we can archive them and also be available for our friends who are not on FB.

Additional updates will be posted.

Kevin Mullin, neighbor & State Assembly Man "Taken from Hillside just before fire crews arrived. Many thanks to SSFFD, CalFire, and other fire agencies for your rapid response and great work."

Kevin Mullin, neighbor & State Assembly Man “Taken from Hillside just before fire crews arrived. Many thanks to SSFFD, CalFire, and other fire agencies for your rapid response and great work.”

SSF fire. Coasties dropping fire retardant. Photo: Andrew Hernandez

SSF fire. Coasties dropping fire retardant.
Photo: Andrew Hernandez

San Bruno Fire Pictures from Scott Poggenburg

San Bruno Fire Pictures from Scott Poggenburg

Helping out before it gets big at Hillside School Photo  Mark Jeffrey Barlaan

Helping out before it gets big at Hillside School
Photo Mark Jeffrey Barlaan

ROGER CAIN View From Terrace

Cheryl Ann D Community support neighbors pulling out their garden house to help contain a fire

Cheryl Ann D shares this photo and sentiment, “Community support neighbors pulling out their garden house to help contain a fire”.
Another neighbor, Sharon Kay Gustilo Meyer, says, ” This has to be the best picture from this whole thing. It doesn’t even show the fire… it shows good people who love their community.”
We agree.

Don Morris

Photo: Don Morris

Michael Isorena; View from Parkway

Michael Isorena; View from Parkway

Sharon Kay Gustilo Meyer Fire looks pretty bad. I hope no one is hurt and they control it soon!!!

Sharon Kay Gustilo Meyer
Fire looks pretty bad. I hope no one is hurt and they control it soon!!!

Skuba Stevee view from Sister Cities

Skuba Stevee view from Sister Cities

9.7.2013 Fire on SBM near Hillside School

Randy Quok -Cal Fire S-2T drop from Buri-Buri school.

Randy Quok -Cal Fire S-2T drop from Buri-Buri school.

Ashley Rich San Bruno Mountain

Ashley Rich San Bruno Mountain

Angelique Presidente

Angelique Presidente

William Walsh from todays fire

William Walsh from todays fire

Joseph Troche Fire Bombers

Joseph Troche Fire Bombers

ROGER CAIN arial view

Cal Fire dropping  Source: cm

Cal Fire dropping
Source: cm

Smoke blows over San Bruno Mountain and through the valley behind Sign Hill Source: cm

Smoke blows over San Bruno Mountain and through the valley behind Sign Hill
Source: cm

ROGER CAIN Areial drop full smoke ROGER CAIN heli over SBM ROGER CAIN Emergency crews on stand by ROGER CAIN cuttin a fire break ROGER CAIN Cal Fire Cutting trails ROGER CAIN arial view

Everything South City posted this photo an hour prior to the fire Photo ESC

ESC posted this photo an hour prior to the fire
Photo ESC

One of the first views of smoke over Sign Hill Photo; ESC

One of the first views of smoke over Sign Hill
Photo; ESC

1 comment for “Fire on the mountain; Crews quickly extinguish fire from San Bruno Mountain

  1. Editor
    September 8, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Brad Rosinski commented on our FB Page: nice photos of the dozers. not every day we get to see those in action, and the big planes up in orbit above the helicopters. lets not forget the inmate crews out of ben lomond and elsewhere, these guys help out the firefighting tremendously and save the state millions of dollars each year

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