News Flash Home
The original item was published from 12/9/2018 6:32:53 AM to 1/1/2019 12:00:01 AM.

News Flash

City of Woodland Press Releases

Posted on: December 9, 2018

[ARCHIVED] BACK TO BACK HOUSE FIRES

PRESS RELEASE


City of Woodland Fire Department
 
1000 Lincoln Ave.
 Woodland, CA 95695
 Phone: 530-661-5860
 Fax: 530-662-5781




Firefighters responded to two structure fires on Saturday evening.  According to Battalion Chief Eric Zane, “Although both fires were relatively small, both had extreme potential if it wasn’t for the quick action taken by residents at both fires”. Although the fires were unrelated both occurred in the southwest part of Woodland.

The first fire started in a garage and was electrical in nature. The homeowner deployed a fire extinguisher onto the flames, slowing the fires growth.  Zane stated “the homeowner’s quick actions helped limit the spread of the fire, until firefighters could arrive to fully extinguish and remove burned material.” Both firefighters and the homeowners agreed that a fire like this, in the middle of the night could have been much worse.  “Had this occurred during normal sleep hours, the fire would have spread further into the home.” Stated Zane.

The second fire only a few hours later, occurred when an unattended candle caught the edge of a mattress on fire.  Homeowners, alerted to the fire closed the door and exited the home, calling 911.  “closing the bedroom door limited the fires spread and damage” mentioned Zane.  Zane continued “candles are a leading cause of fires in the United States, and even more so during the holiday season.”  

Firefighters would like to remind residents of the following after these two fires;

  • Have working smoke detectors in the home and garage.
  • Having an extinguisher in the home will allow alert residents to slow the fires growth, keeping it small.
  • Early access to 911 is crucial to get firefighters responding and on scene, quickly.
  • Keep doors closed when you go to bed, and if possible close the door to the room on fire to limit the fires spread as you exit.
  • Limit candle use and never leave them unattended for any amount of time.

Though both fires were kept small, the potential of each was alarming.  The Woodland Fire Department urges all residents to use caution this Holiday Season.


Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City of Woodland Press Releases

Utility Rate Increases

Posted on: October 26, 2021

2021 Virtual Water-Wise Landscape Tour

Posted on: February 1, 2019

"Fix-a-Leak Week" Begins March 15

Posted on: March 11, 2020

Distracted Driving Enforcement

Posted on: September 2, 2020

City of Woodland Cooling Center

Posted on: August 1, 2020

City of Woodland Opens Cooling Center

Posted on: August 14, 2020

Free Lap Swimming for those 55 and Older

Posted on: February 1, 2019

September is National Preparedness Month

Posted on: September 14, 2020

ARREST MADE IN 2011 HOMICIDE

Posted on: February 1, 2019

WOODLAND MASSAGE THERAPIST ARRESTED

Posted on: February 1, 2019

Press Release - COVID-19 Updates

Posted on: May 18, 2020

ARREST MADE IN 10/21/19 HOMICIDE

Posted on: October 25, 2019

Free Water-Wise Landscape Design Workshops

Posted on: September 27, 2019

FIRE AT CNG FUELING STATION

Posted on: August 16, 2019

NEW EXPANDED HOURS FOR WOODLAND PD LOBBY

Posted on: February 28, 2019

City of Woodland Roadway Update

Posted on: February 13, 2019

RAILROAD BOX CAR FIRE

Posted on: December 26, 2018

Operation Clear-Track

Posted on: September 19, 2019