March 4th, at approximately 1357 hrs; Sierra County FPD Battalion Chief, Jay Huebert, reported a shed on fire on South Lincoln street in Sierraville. Chief Connolly responded, as did Engine 82 from Station 82 in Sierraville and Engine 282 from Station 84 in Calpine. A response was requested from the USFS, under a cooperative agreement, by Chief Connolly while en route.
Battalion Chief Shawn Burt, of the USFS, Engine 361 and Patrol 61 who are stationed a short distance away, responded and stretched a hose line to help contain the fire. Thankfully the homeowner had taken some of the heat out of the fire with a garden hose, prior to firefighters arriving on scene.
The fire which had started to the rear of the structure, extended into a loft space. With the arrival of Sierra County FPD apparatus, horizontal ventilation was achieved and two hose lines were put to work to extinguish the fire. Once the fire was knocked down, USFS resources were released and Sierra County FPD personnel conducted salvage and overhaul of the structure.
Sierra County Sheriffs officers provided traffic control until all fire apparatus were able to be repositioned off of the roadway.