Solano County

Four-alarm fire races through Mare Island building

By From page A4 | August 11, 2014

VALLEJO — A four-alarm fire ripped through a north Mare Island building on Azuar Drive Sunday evening, prompting the Fairfield Fire Department to send a truck, engine and battalion vehicle to help put it out.

The 7:20 p.m. fire broke out in an abandoned barracks building. The building was at least 50 percent involved before firefighters arrived and firefighters took a defensive strategy, according to Vallejo fire officials. Crews were still at the scene at 9:30 p.m.

A video and photos posted by firefighters show a large, rectangular, dilapidated wooden structure, about half of it engulfed in flames. Go to https://www.facebook.com/officialvallejofirefighters to see video of the fire.

Reach Barry Eberling at 427-6929 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/beberlingdr.


Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

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  • JimboAugust 11, 2014 - 10:25 am

    They should just knock down all those dilapidated structures to discourage people from going in them to smoke or vandalize. Sending our firefighters in there to save what is essentially toxic trash is a much larger waste of taxpayer money.

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  • PapaBearAugust 11, 2014 - 10:54 am

    All these Mare Island fires have been due to homeless squatting. The city boards them up and they break right back in and re-occupy. Our county has a severe problem with homelessness that is growing with no end in sight. Give a man a fish...

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