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Three-Alarm fire destroys portion of Cupertino strip mall

On Monday, July 7, 2008 at 11:04 PM, units of the Santa Clara County Fire Department responded to reports of a fire at a Cupertino strip mall located at 10079 Saich Way. Upon their arrival firefighters quickly determined that a fire on the exterior of the building had penetrated the attic of the multi-unit retail structure.

Battalion Chief Kendall Pearson called for a defensive attack, including multiple hand lines, at least one deck gun, and two aerial master streams, once the fire had breached the shared attic space.

As soon as it was determined to be safe a roof crew was sent aloft to make a trench cut that worked to save the remainder of the structure. Firefighters worked for several hours to save two of the five retail spaces, including a hair salon and a 7-Eleven convenience store. There were no injuries reported to either civilians or firefighters.


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