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Blackhawk fire causes $900,000 in damage

Original post made on Jul 10, 2009

Sharp eyes are being credited with catching a house fire in Blackhawk in time to save the structure. San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District spokeswoman Kim French said dispatchers received a call from a residence at 61 White Pine Lane just before 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, July 10, 2009, 4:56 PM

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Posted by Marie
a resident of Danville
on Jul 10, 2009 at 5:34 pm

We saw this. The residents were outside in their backyard? How did the fire start?

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Posted by antonebraga
a resident of another community
on Jul 14, 2009 at 7:54 am

Are You Disaster Ready? (hurricane, tornado, earthquake, flood, fire, etc.)

What do you expect in case of an insured loss? Who cares? Web Link

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Posted by Mike
a resident of Blackhawk
on Jul 17, 2009 at 2:21 pm

I am not so sure the FD deserves the praise they are getting. We called in Heavy Black Smoke at 7:15 PM. It took nearly 15 minutes for the FD to arrive. I guess they treat smoke calls differently than fire calls. It took them another 20 to 25 minutes before they applied any water to the roof from a hose in the back of the house. We watched it burn vigorously for that time while they rigged a hose. They were obviously inside the house during that time, but they let the roof burn a lot more than seems appropriate. And we could still see flames on the roor at 9:00 PM.

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Posted by Marie
a resident of Danville
on Jul 20, 2009 at 7:42 am

Thanks for sharing Mike. That just shows how media can make any story sound the way they want it to sound.

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Posted by Tony
a resident of Danville
on Jul 20, 2009 at 9:31 am

Did you actually read the story? The story says it "credits the sharp eyes of the residents who spotted the smoke and acted quickly" in the house being saved. It didn't do anything to make the fd look good other than quote the spokesperson in giving out info to make it possible to get ahold of the fd quickly. I certainly don't think th media are any paragons of virtue but at least when you complain at least know what you're talking about.

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