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Resident injured during Calderon Ave. fire

Original post made on Jan 8, 2010

A household in the "Avalon at Creekside" apartment complex has been displaced following a one-alarm fire Friday morning that left the affected unit uninhabitable and injured one resident, the Fire Department reported.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, January 8, 2010, 1:51 PM

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Posted by James Matt
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 8, 2010 at 8:59 pm

Where is this "'Avalon at Creekside?'"


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Posted by fixiegirl
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jan 9, 2010 at 8:38 am

Are they taking donations of furniture or anything?


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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 9, 2010 at 1:39 pm

It is the responsibility of the management of Avalon Properties to have working smoke detectors in their apartments. They are lucky there were no serious injuries or deaths.


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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 9, 2010 at 7:41 pm

They forgot to mention that the reason for the fire is the fault of that resident!


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Posted by fixiegirl
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jan 9, 2010 at 8:50 pm

Why is it so important to cite who was responsible? It's likely they are still investigating, but even if it's determined it is the resident's fault, it's still a tragedy. Losing all that makes up your home would be so difficult. Thankfully there are only minor injuries.


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Posted by Chris
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jan 10, 2010 at 7:13 am

Unfortunately, smoke detectors are a tragic myth. There are two types, ionization and photoelectric. The ionization type use americium 241, which is a type of nuclear waste. So the government mandates that we store nuclear waste in our homes. Neither type of smoke detector will actually detect a fire, they only detect the smoke from a fire (well sometimes). Both types are extremely unreliable in detecting smoke from an actual fire, but are good at false alarms, especially alarming when there is boiling water in the kitchen when making pasta. Photoelectric detectors have false alarms when bugs crawl across the photo sensor.


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Posted by DCS
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 10, 2010 at 10:35 am

I wish the resident a speedy recovery, what a horrible way to start the new year.

I lived in this apartment for 10 months, and it was terrible. Excellent location, but the buildings are made of paper, the management was unreasonable, there was theft in the parking lots. I wish Avalon would get out if there and someone would make better use of this land because the buildings are worthless.


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Posted by Chewbacca
a resident of another community
on Jan 10, 2010 at 7:33 pm

People, please ignore Chris. While smoke detectors are not perfect in design and operation, one would be FOOLISH not to have them installed in the hallway leading to the bedrooms and one in each individual bedroom. "Tragic myth"? Absolutely clueless Chris.


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Posted by NW Resident
a resident of North Whisman
on Jan 11, 2010 at 2:38 pm

To answer the first question from James Matt, this complex is located at 151 Calderon Avenue (between Dana and Evelyn).


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Posted by Paula
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 11, 2010 at 2:53 pm

I read many comments from MV residents that deem certain complexes as undesirable places to live. I am searching for a new place to live. Can anyone recommend a decent place?


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Posted by DCS
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 12, 2010 at 4:06 pm

Paula - I have heard decent things about the Avalon on the other side of Shoreline. (Not the huge highrise off of El Camino). Park Place is nice but pricey.


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