Vehicle Fire on Painted Cave

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2 Miles off Highway 154 on Painted Cave Road a vehicle fire was reported as out with a fire extinguisher and engine compartment fire. Engine 13 is responding.

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Luvaduck Jul 15, 2019 08:25 AM
Vehicle Fire on Painted Cave

Given the extreme danger to downwind communities and likelihood of fire in areas like that, insuring that everyone living in such areas has fully operational & charged fire extinquishers would be benefit communities downwind directly. Having the fire departments supply them at tax payer cost would have more value to us than most subsidies do. (In my opinion, the risk and cost of defending housing in those areas should make them illegal, but that's certainly not going to happen: More and more go up and less risky areas bear some of the insurance/defense costs.)

MountainMan4865 Jul 15, 2019 10:42 PM
Vehicle Fire on Painted Cave

All up here are in the same boat. Most neighbors have seen their insurance skyrocket to $11,000 or just cancelled altogether. It doesn't help that one of the most destructive fires was named after our area that the fire never got to. We've also had new buyers up here been cancelled due to 'flood' concerns.... We're in Painted Cave, at the top of the mountain.

tagdes Jul 15, 2019 02:13 PM
Vehicle Fire on Painted Cave

Having already gotten fire extinguishers for our kitchen , garage and my truck where we live downwind I don't really think my tax dollars should go to buying the same anyone not smart enough to already having the same in the mountain communities. Here in San Roque numerous people any where above 192 with Allstate have just had their insurance cancelled and are paying Lloyd's of London 3 times more for less protection. So far our "less risky" area has been okay. Just don't tell them we've been under mandatory evac notices at least 3 times.

mtndriver Jul 15, 2019 09:47 AM
Vehicle Fire on Painted Cave

People have lived at Painted Cave and the other mountain communities adjacent to San Marcos Pass for 100 years. I agree further development in the high fire areas should be halted, but when a lot of those places were built, there was no development “downwind.” And if you look at the causes of the major fires over the last 60 years in our area, you won’t find many mountain homeowners to blame. Maybe one, and he was an arsonist, not exactly something you can prevent through land planning.

Roger Jul 15, 2019 05:24 AM
Vehicle Fire on Painted Cave

Thank You MOUNTAINMAN...Someone said it was windy up there but Thank the good dog they got it out.

MountainMan4865 Jul 14, 2019 11:23 PM
Vehicle Fire on Painted Cave

Thank goodness it was someone with their own fire extinguisher! They mixed up the roads... it was Painted Cave Rd.

Roger Jul 14, 2019 08:28 PM
Vehicle Fire on Painted Cave

Actually it was engine 13 on scene CHP just about there Fire is out if engine 13 is there Roger over and Out.

Roger Jul 14, 2019 08:06 PM
Vehicle Fire on Painted Cave

Then second subject said the fire was not all the way out and the extinguisher was empty.

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