Thursday, February 25, 2010 5:00 A.M.
On Thursday, February 25, a fire erupted within a Super “A” model, along the 300 block of Mountain Ct., within the 2nd story smaller bedroom above the kitchen. Our Ops. Mgr. was already at the office and arrived on scene with the first police vehicle at 4:45 A.M., followed closely within five minutes or less by the Brea Fire Department who arrived in overwhelming force.
It is safe to conclude that the smoke alarm that correctly activated in a timely fashion likely saved the life of the resident who was asleep at the time in the master bedroom. No one was injured, and the Ops. Mgr. was there to direct the fireman, at their request, to the location of the electric power main and the power was turned off to safely apply water to the fire source. The fire was confined to the floor and walls of the bedroom and neither the roof or attic were affected, but water damage extended into kitchen ceiling, walls and smoke damage was prevalent.
We should analyze this carefully to determine how much if any our men are involved with restoration and especially water damage which can and will evolve into mold if not quickly treated. We have participated in such activity before on numerous occasions to altogether eliminate or vastly limit the claim on the Association's insurance policy. I will survey the damage as soon as I am granted access.
Thursday, February 25, 2010 8:00 A.M.
Arson investigators huddle in bedroom in an attempt to learn the source/cause of the fire (merely standard operating procedure at this point since there is nothing glaringly suspicious). The origin of the fire was likely the flat screen T.V., though that has not been officially stated.
Smoke and water damage extensive as expected. We shall be opening numerous areas of drywall this morning to discern how much moisture is trapped in ceiling and wall areas in downstairs dinning room and kitchen, and to air it out quickly to eliminate or limit mildew and the dreaded possibility of mold. When we gain access to the subject bedroom, I shall make a similar inspection and similar work will be performed in trapped moisture areas.
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Robert Sackett, Operations Manager
Monday, February 8, 2010
This past few days we received 3" of rain in a fraction of the time the rain fell during the previous large storm. We received only three addition calls concerning leaks: one was a building leak (non roof), one was a sloped roof and one flat roof. I visited several of these home this weekend, and shall direct our crews to remedy the problems today.
Robert Sackett, Operations ManagerRETURN TO MAIN MENU