Incidents like these enable Random Acts to help residents of our community and it is our special relationship with the community that allow us to gauge their need. Random Acts gave one family a Target gift card to purchase basic necessities and another family a Lego fire truck and a teddy bear.
On Monday, November 30 at 2:40:27 pm the Mountain View Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a fire at 230 Lassen Avenue. Mountain View Engines 51, 53, 54, 55, Truck 51, Rescue 51 and Battalion 51 responded to the fire. Firefighters arrived on scene at 2:46:47 and found the structure at 230 Lassen, a single family home, fully involved. The fire had also spread to the neighboring home at 224 Lassen Avenue. A second alarm was called at 2:48:20 and Engine 64, Truck 66 and Battalion 66 from Palo Alto Fire responded to provide assistance. Firefighters initiated an aggressive fire attack and were able to extinguish the fire at 224 Lassen fairly quickly. Due to the conditions of the fire at 230 Lassen firefighters were not able to make entry and used an exterior attack to extinguish the fire. No injuries were reported during this incident and all occupants of both homes were are accounted for. Both homes were uninhabitable and the American Red Cross was contacted to provide the residents with housing assistance.