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Structure Fire 146 & 148 Park Place
Structure Fire 146 & 148 Park Place
Posted Date: 5/27/2014

What-Nature of Event:

Structure fire

When-Time and Date:

5/26/2014 @ 1:42 AM

Where-Address of Event:

146 & 148 Park Place

Who-Owner / Occupant:


Describe the Event:

At 1:42 AM Santa Cruz Fire was dispatched to a structure fire at 148 Park Place. When engines arrived they found a shed fully engulfed in fire with two houses partially on fire. Crews quickly extinguished the fire and halted the progression into the houses. The shed and its contents were completely destroyed. The 1st home had mainly exterior damage while the 2nd home had significant interior damage. Crews were able to limit the amount of damage by aggressively attacking the fire and limiting its spread.


The fire started outside and between the two houses. It extended to the exterior of the 1st home at 148 Park Place that was a 2-story apartment. Occupants from the bottom floor evacuated prior to the fire department arriving. 2 occupants in the top floor were found asleep in their bed and were evacuated by an engine crew. A total of 8 people were displaced and there were no injuries.


The 2nd home at 146 Park Place was a single level residence that suffered significant exterior and interior fire damage. 2 occupants evacuated prior to the arrival of the fire department. They had no injuries but lost a pet and had significant damage to their belongings.


A total of 10 people were displaced from 3 living units. Red Cross arrived and provided temporary shelter for the 10 people who were displaced. The 3 units involved were uninhabitable due to smoke and fire damage. Because of fire damage the gas and electric supply to the buildings was shut off. The cause of the fire is under investigation.






Agencies Involved:

Santa Cruz Fire, AMR, PG&E, Red Cross, & Santa Cruz Police


Number of Apparatus:


4 Engines, 1 Truck, & 1 Battalion Chief


Number of Firefighters:


17 Firefighters


Estimated Loss & Save


$100,000 Loss. $1,400,000 Saved.


Additional Information:


Properly installed and functioning smoke detectors save lives. Please ensure that your home has smoke detectors and that you check them on a regular basis.



Fire Battalion Chief Jason Hajduk