This morning, close to 10:00 AM, amidst the gusty winds plaguing much of northern California with destructive fires and evacuations, a small fire was burning in Glen Canyon Park. Passersby noticed flames coming from a fire pit behind Glenridge Nursery School. It was a minor blaze that they were able to extinguish themselves by piling rocks on it. By the time SFFD Engine 26 responded to the call they made, there was virtually nothing left that the firefighters had to do.
At the fire station, one of the firefighters declined to give any details, citing department rules.
Despite the minor incident, and in the absence of an exciting story, it’s nevertheless a warning to all of us to be vigilant in this endless fire season. The concern isn’t new. The Resilient Diamond Heights neighborhood organization has also been “sounding the alarm” about this for quite some time.
In January of last year, at the Glen Park Association quarterly meeting, Battalion Chief Jack Crements spoke about the likelihood of fire in the park, and SFFD’s preparedness for it. He gave a lot of useful and reassuring information, which you can read about on our website HERE.