On May 13, 2003, at 1618 hrs, Newcom 911 Dispatched Station 247 (Berkeley Hills), Station 254 (Ross Fire Police) to a loaded car carrier on fire in the lot of Ross Towne Center. At the same time Norcom was dispatching Station 40(Ross/ West View EMS) to the scene.
Newcom advised all units that they were getting numerous calls reporting it was fully involved. Upon that report 247 C-3 (2nd Asst. Chief Paul Hill) requested that Station 253 (Laurel Gardens) be dispatched to complete the assignment.
247 Engine 2 arrived on scene under the command of Lieutenant Michael Murray and found a car carrier with 6 Ford Explorers fully involved.
247 Engine 2 had already laid a 5