Fire Guts Santa Clara, California Home

On the evening of June 16, 2005, Santa Clara City firefighters battled a two-alarm structure fire that broke out in a single family residence at 3363 Georgetown Place on the city's west side.

The fire, first reported at approximately 9:17 pm, grew rapidly requiring a second-alarm at 9:33 pm.

Crews faced difficult conditions while conducting their initial interior attack and were forced to pull back and assume a defensive strategy for the remainder of the event.

In addition to the fast moving flames that had extended into the attic of the home, firefighters faced serious safety challenges due to the presence of energized power lines on at least one side of the structure.

The incident commander authorized the use of a master stream from Truck 2 to assist in containing the flames.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.