Trucks destroyed in blaze at CAL FIRE facility in St. Helena, California

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Fire at the headquarters of the CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit in St. Helena, California April 4, 2019. Photo by Angwin VFD. Click to enlarge.

A fire at the headquarters of the CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit in St. Helena, California destroyed at least one vehicle maintenance building and four trucks Thursday night.

The Angwin Volunteer Fire Department wrote on their Facebook page that both of their water tenders that were undergoing maintenance in the structure are a total loss. There was a report that a CAL FIRE engine and a Utility vehicle also burned.

The structure that was destroyed, which is located at the unit’s headquarters at 1199 Big Tree Road in St. Helena, serviced all CAL FIRE and Napa County Fire equipment in the unit.

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This is an image from Google Street view that appears to be the back side of the main structure that was destroyed April 4, 2019.

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+

One thought on “Trucks destroyed in blaze at CAL FIRE facility in St. Helena, California”

  1. A point of clarification: both units were county owned and insured. We are working with the county to get replacements as soon as we are able. In the meantime we have been moving units around to insure no loss in service or coverage.

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