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Modular House Burns in NSJ

North San Juan Fire department responded to  a structure fire on Purdon Road at 11 a.m. yesterday (Sunday). The first unit at scene, Captain Paul Castiglioni, reported a single-story modular home being 25% involved. North San Juan Fire Department PIO Christopher Montelius says there were no occupants inside.  Engine 6160 was the first engine on scene and two firefighters quickly started an interior attack.  Upon entry the structure was 40% involved with heavy fire and smoke.  Firefighters utilized compressed air foam  to control the rapidly growing fire and to prevent flash-overs.

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Within 10 minutes and only 350 gallons of compressed air foam, the fire was under control and the interior attack team had contained the fire in all involved rooms.  Thanks to the rapid response and a total of 11 firefighters responding they   managed to save the structure.  North San Juan Engines 6160, 6164 and Water Tender 6191 responded and mutual aid was provided from Camptonville Fire Department with their mobile air filling station. From the first alarm to full containment was less than one hour.
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