SFD responds to container fire

About 7:19 a.m. today, Tuesday, June 4, units from the Susanville Fire Department responded to 740 Hall Street for a reported residential structure fire.

According to a statement from the SFD, upon arrival, E-621 observed a 40-foot Conex box on the northwest corner of 710 Hall Street with fire and smoke showing at the front doors. Engine 621 initiated an attack on the front of the structure. As other resources arrived on the scene, they were assigned to suppression operations.

The fire was contained to the Conex box, and it was quickly knocked down and extinguished.

A fire cause and origin investigation was conducted following the salvage and overhaul of the damaged structure. The structure was vacant but appeared to have recently been occupied by vagrants. The fire’s cause and exact origin could not be determined due to the amount of damage.

There were no firefighter or civilian injuries. SFD was supported by CalFire, the Susan River Fire Protection District, Susanville Police Department, Susanville Public Works and Lassen Municipal Utility District.

In addition to the fire at 710 Hall Street, there was an additional call for a traffic collision at the corner of Chestnut Street and Buyan Road. Two SFD volunteers were released from the fire and responded to the traffic collision.