The Santa Monica Fire Department was
deployed as part of a mutual aid request to assist with the Colby Fire
in Glendora on Thursday morning, spending 27 consecutive hours on the fire line.
Two SMFD Engines Companies were dispatched at 7:55 am as a strike team
with other resources from Beverly Hills and Culver
The strike team arrived at the staging location near the fire at
approximately 10 am.
The SMFD strike team’s initial assignment was to the Azusa Structure
Protection Group in the southwest portion of the fire.
changed other assignments
included, providing structure protection in Ridgeview Drive and Ranch
Road area of homes, a water facility, and avocado orchards.
strike team spent approximately 27 consecutive hours on the fire line
completing their assignment returning back to the city at approximately 2 pm Friday.
There was no interruption in emergency services to the Santa Monica
community while the strike team was deployed as backfill crews were
immediately called in to staff reserve apparatus.
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