CA Firefighter Injured at Restaurant Fire

One firefighter was injured while performing roof ventilation at an early-morning restaurant fire in downtown San Leandro, California.

Alameda County (CA) Fire Department Battalion Chief Ron Figuera told reporters (http://cbsloc.al/Pogaxv) that the firefighter sustained a pretty bad cut on his leg while ventilating the roof of a tacqueria during the two-alarm fire.

According to the local CBS affiliate, reports of heavy smoke at the restaurant Tequila Grill located at 1350 E. 14th St. near Estudillo Avenue were received at approximately 2:07 a.m. A total of 33 firefighters ended up responding to the fire.

The fire may have started in a dumpster behind the restaurant, but the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The injured firefighter was transported to an area hospital.

View more details and a video at http://cbsloc.al/Pogaxv.

For more on roof ventilation, consider VENTILATION TACTICS FOR PITCHED WOOD ROOFS, ROOF VENTILATION : QUICKIE RIDGE VENT CUT, Primary Roof Ventilation Operations for Flat-Roof Structures, and PEAKED-ROOF VENTILATION : CUTTING THROUGH ASPHALT SHINGLES.

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