MV firefighters battle North Bay wildfires


Mountain View firefighters left early Monday morning to aid in a statewide effort to control massive wildfires burning in Sonoma and Napa counties.

As of early Tuesday afternoon, the blazes had reportedly torn through more than 100,000 acres, left 15 dead and destroyed hundreds of homes and commercial structures. Two of Mountain View's fire chiefs -- a battalion chief and a deputy fire chief -- were leading a county-wide team charged with protecting structures in the city of Santa Rosa from the Tubbs Fire, which had burned through 27,000 acres and remained uncontained as of Tuesday at 2 p.m.


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Posted by Ginny
a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Oct 10, 2017 at 2:59 pm

"Two of Mountain View's fire chiefs..."

Doesn't MV have just one fire chief?

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Posted by IVG
a resident of Rex Manor
on Oct 11, 2017 at 5:50 am

"Mountain View firefighters left early Monday morning"
How many? I support this, obviously, but these are our firefighters and we should know how many of them are out of town.

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Posted by Maher
a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Oct 11, 2017 at 2:19 pm

I thank these guys/gals for their efforts in here in MV and now in the north Bay area. I wish them safety and strength and all my best wishes.

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Posted by Better Ready Than Sorry
a resident of Rex Manor
on Oct 11, 2017 at 4:11 pm

More of us should go beyond CERT and become firefighters to fill in during an emergency such as this. I suggest City Council set this for next year's goal session. The more people we have trained the better our community.

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