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                              ORANGE COUNTY FIRE AUTHORITY
                                    1 Fire Authority Road
                                       Irvine, CA 92602
                                         714-573-6000
                                        1-800-545-5585
                                OFFICIAL INCIDENT REPORT

                                    Incident: 2013-0101484-000
Incident                 0101484-000
Incident Date            11/15/2013
Incident Status          Closed
Alarm Time               11/15/2013 03:02:26
Arrival Time             11/15/2013 03:08:54
Cleared Time             11/15/2013 07:45:38
Incident Type            111 - Building fire
Shift                    B
Station                  FS04
Alarms                   1
District                 4333WU
Mutual Aid               2 - Automatic aid received
Mutual Aid Department 30055 - NEWPORT BEACH
Actions Taken 1          11 - Extinguishment by fire service personnel
Actions Taken 2          12 - Salvage & overhaul
Actions Taken 3          86 - Investigate

                                   Location: 2013-0101484-000
Location Type            1 - Street Address
Directions               NEAR OWEN CT
Address                  22 PERKINS Ct
City                     UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT IR
State                    CA
Census Tract             50
Property Use             4191 - One-family dwelling
Estimated Property Loss 20000.00
Estimated Content Loss 5000.00

                                Persons Involved: 2013-0101484-000
Person/Entity Involved




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Owner/Person           O - Owner
Name                   Carrie Hempel
Date of Birth
Business Name
Phone Number
Address                22 PERKINS CT
City                   UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT IR
State                  CA

                                   Resources: 2013-0101484-000
Unit B5
Main Use               3 - Other
Unit Type              92 - Chief officer car
Number of Personnel    1
Actions Taken 1        81 - Incident command
Dispatch Time          11/15/2013 03:02:26
Enroute Time           11/15/2013 03:03:45
Arrival Time           11/15/2013 03:10:15
Clear Time             11/15/2013 05:23:08
Reporting Member       None No Report Required
Assignment Date        11/16/2013
Personnel on Unit B5
Unit Member            2011 GOMEZ DENNIS M
Unit D2
Main Use               3 - Other
Unit Type              92 - Chief officer car
Number of Personnel    1
Actions Taken 1        0 - Action taken, other
Dispatch Time          11/15/2013 03:11:03
Enroute Time           11/15/2013 03:13:48
Arrival Time           11/15/2013 03:52:54
Clear Time             11/15/2013 05:23:50
Reporting Member       None No Report Required
Assignment Date        11/16/2013
Personnel on Unit D2
Unit Member            0745 MOORE MICHAEL
Unit DOCS96



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Main Use               3 - Other
Unit Type              00 - Other apparatus/resource
Actions Taken 1        0 - Action taken, other
From quarters          No
Dispatch Time          11/15/2013 03:52:50
Enroute Time           11/15/2013 03:52:50
Arrival Time           11/15/2013 04:04:12
Clear Time             11/15/2013 04:26:39
Reporting Member       None No Report Required
Assignment Date        11/16/2013
Unit DUTY
Main Use               3 - Other
Unit Type              00 - Other apparatus/resource
Actions Taken 1        0 - Action taken, other
From quarters          No
Dispatch Time          11/15/2013 03:11:03
Clear Time             11/15/2013 03:14:57
Reporting Member       None No Report Required
Assignment Date        11/16/2013
Unit DUTY2
Main Use               3 - Other
Unit Type              00 - Other apparatus/resource
Actions Taken 1        0 - Action taken, other
From quarters          No
Dispatch Time          11/15/2013 03:11:03
Clear Time             11/15/2013 03:14:57
Reporting Member       None No Report Required
Assignment Date        11/16/2013
Unit E28
Main Use               3 - Other
Unit Type              11 - Engine
Number of Personnel    3
Actions Taken 1        12 - Salvage & overhaul
Actions Taken 2        73 - Provide manpower
Dispatch Time          11/15/2013 03:02:26
Enroute Time           11/15/2013 03:05:05




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Arrival Time            11/15/2013 03:13:32
Clear Time              11/15/2013 05:11:58
Reporting Member        5778 MONREAL MANUEL G
Assignment Date         11/16/2013
                        E28 arrived onscene, reported to perkins command and was assigned RIC.
                        As RIC we performed a 360 of the building, gathered equipment and stood
Narrative               by. Furthermore, E28 performed salvage and overhaul after the IDLH was
                        mitigated. E28 helped other units onscene with breaking down hoselines
                        and cleared after that.
Personnel on Unit E28
Unit Member             5778 MONREAL MANUEL G
Unit Member             3738 GRAF KILE
Unit Member             5507 GRAHAM BRIAN
Unit E4
Responsible for full
                        No
Report
Main Use                3 - Other
Unit Type               11 - Engine
Number of Personnel     3
Actions Taken 1         11 - Extinguishment by fire service personnel
Actions Taken 2         12 - Salvage & overhaul
Actions Taken 3         0 - Action taken, other
Dispatch Time           11/15/2013 03:02:26
Enroute Time            11/15/2013 03:03:12
Arrival Time            11/15/2013 03:09:46
Clear Time              11/15/2013 06:28:39
Reporting Member        2167 MANN LAURENCE J
Assignment              1 - Fire suppression, included are HazMat, rescue, IC
Assignment Date         11/16/2013

                        Upon arrival, Engine 4 was second in to a working garage fire in a single
                        story single family residence in the University Hills tract of UCI faculty
                        housing. Truck 4 had arrived first and had passed command to Battalion 5
                        (GOMEZ) and initiated ladder operations to go to the roof and perform
                        vertical ventilation. I was assigned Interior and had the crew from Engine
Narrative               4 and Medic 4. Pre-connects were extended to the man door on the Bravo
                        side of the garage and forced entry through this door and assessed the
                        smoke and fire conditions and determined an interior fire attack to contain
                        the fire to the Alpha/Bravo corner was feasible. Once the fire attack was
                        initiated, the main slab garage door was opened to facilitate smoke and
                        heat removal. I then went inside the living part of the residence to confirm
                        the primary all clear and check for fire wall integrity and confirm there



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                        was no fire extension inside; minimal smoke conditions and no heat was
                        encountered. I relayed to ventilation group no heat hole was required over
                        the living area and the area that would require the heat hole would be over
                        the Alpha/Bravo corner of the garage. I returned outside to the garage area
                        to assess the fire attack progress and relayed to command that we had
                        knock down on the fire with an all clear inside the residence and no
                        extension to the living part of the residence.
                        Post fire operations included over haul and assisting Investigator 6 with
                        origin and cause investigation.
Personnel on Unit E4
Unit Member             2167 MANN LAURENCE J
Unit Member             5278 HENRY ANDREW R
Unit Member             3280 CORBIN CURT
Unit I55
Main Use                3 - Other
Unit Type               00 - Other apparatus/resource
Number of Personnel     1
Actions Taken 1         921 - Cancelled onscene, no action taken
Dispatch Time           11/15/2013 03:11:03
Enroute Time            11/15/2013 03:18:07
Clear Time              11/15/2013 03:34:09
Reporting Member        1774 CAPOBIANCO ROBERT
Assignment Date         11/16/2013
Narrative               I55 was diverted to a fire in Lake Forest.
Personnel on Unit I55
Unit Member             2007 FALCON RAYMOND J
Unit I6
Main Use                3 - Other
Unit Type               00 - Other apparatus/resource
Number of Personnel     1
Actions Taken 1         86 - Investigate
Dispatch Time           11/15/2013 03:11:03
Enroute Time            11/15/2013 03:16:46
Arrival Time            11/15/2013 03:31:01
Clear Time              11/15/2013 07:45:07
Reporting Member        1774 CAPOBIANCO ROBERT
Assignment Date         11/16/2013

                        ABSTRACT




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                       An accidental structure fire occurred in the garage of a single story, single
                       family residence. The fire occurred as a result of an electrical failure in the
                       charging system for an electric vehicle. The vehicle was a Tesla, Model S
                       and had been parked in the garage the previous night, plugged-in and the
                       charging system was set to begin at midnight. The fire was noticed by the
                       homeowner just prior to 0300. The fire started at either the wall socket or
                       the Universal Mobile Connector as a result of a high resistance connection.
                       The fire started and quickly spread to stored cardboard boxes and
                       structural components. The fire spread vertically and burned through the
                       roof. The fire damage was estimated at $20,000 to the structure and $5,000
                       to the contents.

                       NARRATIVE

                       On November 15, 2013, I, R. CAPOBIANCO, was working as
                       Investigator 6. At 0311 hours, Investigator 55, R. FALCON, and I were
                       dispatched to a working structure fire located at 22 Perkins Court, on the
                       University of California at Irvine campus. This was incident number
                       2013101484. We responded in the marked Investigator 55 and Investigator
                       6 fire department vehicles. I arrived on scene at 0331 hours. Shortly after
                       my arrival, FALCON was diverted to another structure fire in the city of
                       Lake Forest. I gathered my equipment needed for the investigation,
                       including the digital SLR camera assigned to the I6 vehicle. I reported
                       directly to UCI PD and requested they make contact with the UCI Fire
                       Marshal, Dale SAUNDERS through the UCI dispatch center. I advised
Narrative              UCI PD that this was sate property and we are offering assistance with the
                       fire investigation if the UCI Fire Marshal requested. At 0346, I was
                       advised that D. SAUNDERS requested that I conduct the fire investigation
                       for this incident. (Refer to UCI PD report #13-1768 for details)

                       I continued to the front of the residence and made contact with the Incident
                       Commander, D. GOMEZ. GOMEZ told me there was a fire that had been
                       confined to the garage and his crews were still working on the overhaul on
                       the roof. I advised GOMEZ that I would begin my investigation and
                       conduct witness interviews. I walked to the involved structure taking
                       photographs along the way. I arrived at the fire involved structure. It was a
                       one-story residential structure with stucco siding and a tile roof. I started to
                       digitally photograph the structure from the street, confirming the address. I
                       then went to the front of the structure, which is the Alpha side, and started
                       to examine and photograph the exterior. I worked in my usual clockwise
                       direction around the outside of the house.

                       The Alpha side of the structure is where the front door was located. I
                       observed an aerial ladder positioned to the roof and a firefighter working
                       on the roof above the garage. I did not observe any fire damage to the
                       exterior of the Alpha side of the structure. The garage door was in the open
                       position and I observed an 1 3/4? hoseline on the driveway. I also observed
                       fire debris on the floor of the garage. I noted that there was fire damage
                       inside the A/B corner of the garage and I would return to this area for
                       further investigation.




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                       I moved to the Bravo side of the house, where I observed a heat pattern on
                       the exterior stucco siding near the A/B corner of the garage. There were
                       roofing tiles on the ground in the same area. I documented the electrical
                       panel and observed no fire damage, but there were multiple breakers in
                       the ?tripped? position. The main service breaker had been moved to the ?
                       off? position by fire suppression crews. I documented the gas meter and
                       noted the valve was in the ?on? position. There was no damage to the gas
                       meter and it was eliminated as the cause of the fire. I observed a man door
                       leading into the side of the garage. The door jamb showed evidence of
                       forced entry and the dead bolt was in the locked position. The door had
                       been forced open by fire suppression crews during the fire fight. There was
                       no fire damage to the air conditioner or pool heater and these were also
                       eliminated as potential causes of the fire.

                       As I went into the backyard, I noted there was no fire damage on the
                       Charlie side of the structure, or evidence of forced entry into the structure.
                       I also continued to the Delta side and noted no fire damage. The Delta side
                       yard had a fence blocking access to the front of the residence, so I went
                       back around the structure to get to the front door.

                       As I entered the front door, I observed a very well organized residence
                       with a slight haze from smoke. I systematically walked through the
                       residence in a clockwise manner and documented each room using digital
                       photography. The front door did not show signs of being forced open. I did
                       not observe any fire damage inside the living portion of the residence. I
                       observed two smoke alarms in the hallway near the garage and laundry
                       room. Only one of the alarms was operational. The homeowner stated the
                       second alarm was installed in close proximity because the original alarm
                       was no working. I observed the man door leading from the laundry room
                       into the garage was closed and the dead bolt was locked. There were no
                       signs of the door being forced open. I did not enter the garage through this
                       door in an effort to minimize any smoke from the garage entering the
                       residence.

                       Based on what I observed from both the exterior of the structure and the
                       interior, I was able to determine the fire originated in the interior of the
                       garage. I entered the garage from the alpha side of the structure through
                       the overhead door. I examined and photographed the garage in a clockwise
                       manner. The left side of the garage was used for storage with a metal
                       shelving unit in the A/B corner and white built-in cabinets along the Bravo
                       and Charlie walls. I observed a row of cardboard boxes and a blue Tesla,
                       Model S parked in the center of the garage and it was covered with a
                       salvage cover. I observed fire damage from the ground through the roof in
                       the A/B corner. The majority of the charring that I observed was to the
                       structural members of the wall and the backside of items on a metal
                       shelving unit. I observed a hole in the roof directly above the shelving unit
                       and heavy charring to the remaining structural members of the roof. The
                       charring was isolated to the A/B corner. I observed a heat/smoke line
                       around the garage approximately 6 feet from the ground. I did not observe
                       any direct fire damage to the vehicle parked inside the garage. Based on
                       the fire patterns, soot deposits and charring, I determined the area of origin



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                       to be in the A/B corner of the garage.

                       I carefully examined the area for additional indicators and potential
                       ignition sources. I carefully removed items from the metal shelving unit
                       and observed significant charring mass loss to the backside of the
                       cardboard boxes and chest. I then moved the metal shelving unit and
                       observed two very distinctive ?V? patterns to the wall behind the shelves.
                       The wall was covered with a pressboard peg board. One ?V? pattern
                       originated at a vent and the wall structural members were heavily charred.
                       The extensive charring and mass loss was attributed to the ventilation and
                       lack of drywall. The other pattern, to the right side of the shelving unit,
                       originated at a wall outlet. The wall was covered with the same pressboard
                       and had drywall behind the pegboard. The wall outlet was heavily
                       damaged inside the blue plastic retrofit junction box. This outlet was 240v
                       and was used for the charging unit for the electric vehicle. I did not
                       observe and evidence of arcing inside the junction box. The majority of the
                       box and plastic wire insulation was melted inside the box. I observed a
                       single blade from a plug still inserted in the receptacle. I observed a second
                       blade hanging from the front of the metal wall plate. I did not observe any
                       damage inside the wall behind the junction box.

                       I observed a heavy gauge cord hanging from the front of the metal
                       shelving unit. The cord was connected to the charging port of the vehicle
                       when the fire crews arrived. The plug was removed by fire crews during
                       the suppression and placed on the floor near the rear tire of the vehicle.
                       The electrical cord was specific to the Tesla vehicles. The cord was not
                       damaged between the plug at the vehicle end and the control box. The
                       control box was melted on one end from external heat. All the insulation
                       between the control box and the wall plug was consumed during the fire. I
                       did not observe any evidence of arcing. I examined the electrical panel
                       again and saw two 50 amp breakers labeled ?Tesla charger?. The breaker
                       was in the ?tripped? position.

                       I returned to the garage and continued examining the burn area. I observed
                       a orange heavy gauge extension cord plugged into an outlet near the man
                       door. The cord ran above the white cabinets and was extended with a small
                       gauge, red and green extension cord used for Christmas lights. The small
                       gauge extension cord ran across the top shelf of the metal shelving unit and
                       the end was hung from a hook on the wall. The end of the orange
                       extension cords was melted from exterior heat and the insulation for the
                       small gauge extension cord had been consumed in the fire. Approximately
                       three feet of the small gauge extension cord was missing and only small
                       fragments were located in the fire debris. The area that was missing was
                       the part directly above the fire. Nothing was plugged into the small gauge
                       extension cord. The homeowner stated the extension cord had not been
                       used since last Christmas. I also observed a second cord from the same
                       outlet that extended to a florescent light on the opposite side of the garage.
                       There was a garage light attached to the same circuit as the outlets. The
                       light switch controlling the outlet and the garage light was in the laundry
                       room and was in the ?off? position. There was no electrical power to this
                       extension cord at the time of the fire and I was able to eliminate it as a



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                       potential ignition source.

                       FIELD INTRVIEW:
                       Carrie HEMPLE
                       22 Perkins Court
                       University of California, Irvine



                       I interviewed Carrie HEMPLE in front of her residence. HEMPLE
                       identified herself as he owner of the residence and lives there with her
                       daughter. HEMPLE told me she was sleeping alone in her bedroom when
                       she awoke to the smell of burning electrical. HEMPLE stated she is a very
                       light sleeper and the smell of the smoke woke her up. The smoke alarm in
                       the hallway was not activating. HEMPLE got out of bed and thought the
                       smoke was coming from the garage, so she did not enter the garage.
                       HEMPLE walked out her front door and observed smoke coming from her
                       electrical panel. HEMPLE returned to her house and evacuated her
                       daughter and dog. HEMPLE also called 911. HEMPLE told me she
                       noticed there was no power in her house when she returned inside to get
                       her daughter.

                       HEMPLE told me she drove home with her daughter at approximately
                       9pm and parked her Tesla Model S in the garage. HEMPLE stated her
                       vehicle was showing 90 miles left on her battery so she plugged it in to
                       charge the battery. HEMPLE told me she has her charging system set to
                       start charging at midnight. During our interview, HEMPLE showed me
                       that her vehicle battery was now charged to 150 miles. HEMPLE has the
                       vehicle set to stop charging at 227 miles and the battery was not fully
                       charged. HEMPLE has not had any problems with the vehicle or the
                       charging system. HEMPLE told me she bought the vehicle in August and
                       had a licensed electrician install the 100 amp breaker in her panel and the
                       wall socket for the Tesla charging system.

                       CONCLUSION

                       Based on my knowledge, experience, fire patterns observed, witness
                       statements, and examination of the overall fire scene, it is my opinion the
                       cause of this fire is accidental. The most probable cause of this fire is a
                       high resistance connection at the wall socket or the Universal Mobile
                       Connector from the Tesla charging system plugged into the 240v wall
                       socket. The vehicle started charging at midnight and was still in the
                       process of charging when the fire started. The plug was still inserted into
                       the vehicle and the LED light was blue. The fire spread to the cardboard
                       boxes stored on the metal shelving unit and the pressboard wall covering.
                       Due to the amount of damage from the fire, I was unable to determine if
                       the heating occurred inside the junction box or at the Universal Mobile
                       Connector.

                       The heat source was generated from a high resistance connection, the item
                       first ignited was the plastic wire insulation and cardboard, and the event



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                        that brought the two together was the charging of the electric vehicle.

                        This case is considered closed unless further information becomes
                        available to establish a different conclusion.

                        This report has been technically reviewed by R. FALCON and
                        administratively reviewed and approved by J. ABEL.




Personnel on Unit I6
Unit Member             1774 CAPOBIANCO ROBERT
HazMat Exposure         Yes
Unit M4
Main Use                3 - Other
Unit Type               76 - ALS unit
Number of Personnel     2
Actions Taken 1         11 - Extinguishment by fire service personnel
Actions Taken 2         33 - Provide advanced life support (ALS)
Dispatch Time           11/15/2013 03:02:26
Enroute Time            11/15/2013 03:02:45
Arrival Time            11/15/2013 03:10:02
Enroute Facility Time   11/15/2013 04:37:54
Arrived Facility Time   11/15/2013 04:53:25
Clear Time              11/15/2013 06:19:45
Reporting Member        3851 SHEEHAN MICHAEL
Assignment Date         11/16/2013

Narrative               M4 provided ALS care and transported firefighter                   to Hoag
                        Hospital Irvine. See ePCR report for more information.
Personnel on Unit M4
Unit Member             3351 CROW BILL
Unit Member             5163 BENNETT ERIC J
Unit N1
Main Use                3 - Other
Unit Type               00 - Other apparatus/resource
Actions Taken 1         0 - Action taken, other
From quarters           No
Dispatch Time           11/15/2013 03:11:03




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Clear Time             11/15/2013 03:31:55
Reporting Member       None No Report Required
Assignment Date        11/16/2013
Unit NPBB6
Main Use               3 - Other
Unit Type              00 - Other apparatus/resource
Actions Taken 1        0 - Action taken, other
From quarters          No
Dispatch Time          11/15/2013 03:11:03
Enroute Time           11/15/2013 03:12:46
Arrival Time           11/15/2013 03:22:09
Clear Time             11/15/2013 03:52:35
Reporting Member       None No Report Required
Assignment Date        11/16/2013
Unit NPBE63
Main Use               3 - Other
Unit Type              00 - Other apparatus/resource
Actions Taken 1        0 - Action taken, other
From quarters          No
Dispatch Time          11/15/2013 03:11:03
Enroute Time           11/15/2013 03:13:52
Arrival Time           11/15/2013 03:21:26
Clear Time             11/15/2013 03:35:51
Reporting Member       None No Report Required
Assignment Date        11/16/2013
Unit NPBE67
Main Use               3 - Other
Unit Type              00 - Other apparatus/resource
Actions Taken 1        0 - Action taken, other
From quarters          No
Dispatch Time          11/15/2013 03:02:26
Enroute Time           11/15/2013 03:05:11
Arrival Time           11/15/2013 03:15:17
Clear Time             11/15/2013 04:19:38
Reporting Member       None No Report Required
Assignment Date        11/16/2013




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Unit NPBT63
Main Use               3 - Other
Unit Type              00 - Other apparatus/resource
Actions Taken 1        0 - Action taken, other
From quarters          No
Dispatch Time          11/15/2013 03:11:03
Enroute Time           11/15/2013 03:13:48
Arrival Time           11/15/2013 03:21:27
Clear Time             11/15/2013 04:56:01
Reporting Member       None No Report Required
Assignment Date        11/16/2013
Unit SAFE26
Main Use               3 - Other
Unit Type              00 - Other apparatus/resource
Actions Taken 1        0 - Action taken, other
From quarters          No
Dispatch Time          11/15/2013 03:11:03
Enroute Time           11/15/2013 03:13:32
Clear Time             11/15/2013 03:37:32
Reporting Member       None No Report Required
Assignment Date        11/16/2013
Unit SS2
Main Use               3 - Other
Unit Type              00 - Other apparatus/resource
Actions Taken 1        0 - Action taken, other
From quarters          No
Dispatch Time          11/15/2013 03:11:03
Enroute Time           11/15/2013 03:15:23
Clear Time             11/15/2013 03:43:56
Reporting Member       None No Report Required
Assignment Date        11/16/2013
Unit T4
Responsible for full
                       Yes
Report
Main Use               3 - Other
Unit Type              12 - Truck or aerial
Number of Personnel    4



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Actions Taken 1        11 - Extinguishment by fire service personnel
Actions Taken 2        12 - Salvage & overhaul
Actions Taken 3        51 - Ventilate
Rescue Exception       No
Dispatch Time          11/15/2013 03:02:26
Enroute Time           11/15/2013 03:04:56
Arrival Time           11/15/2013 03:08:54
Clear Time             11/15/2013 06:49:22
Reporting Member       3851 SHEEHAN MICHAEL
Assignment Date        11/16/2013

                       Dispatch
                       On November 15, 2013 at approximately 0302 hours, ORC T4 was
                       dispatched as part of a structure fire response to 22 Perkins Ct, Irvine, CA.
                       Initial report from the reporting party was that there was a possible
                       electrical fire in the garage and that power was out to the home.

                       On Scene
                       Upon arrival at approximately 0308 hours, we found a one-story single
                       family home with smoke visible from the alpha and bravo sides as well as
                       the peak of the roof over the interior.

                       Initial Radio Report
                       My initial radio report at 0309 hours was that T4 was onscene with 4 of a
                       two-story house with smoke showing from the roof and that I would be
                       passing command to ORC B5 who arrived onscene at the same time as we
                       did. Upon closer evaluation of the structure by B5, he updated the
                       information as a one-story residence, working fire on the B-side and
                       upgraded the response to a working structure fire.

                       Size Up Considerations
                       My first action was to look more closely at the A, B and D sides of the
                       structure. The home appeared likely to be lightweight construction with a
                       ceramic tile roof and stucco siding. The D side showed no significant signs
                       of involvement. From the A side, there was pressurized smoke production
                       visible from the peak of the roof over the interior but no smoke within the
                       interior. As I made my way around to the B side, I found fire just on the B
                       side of the A/B corner of the garage along the eave. The garage at this
                       point was closed and the man door on the B side was cold. The
                       homeowner was outside and stated that all residents and pets were out of
                       the house. No other significant findings.

                       Strategy and Tactics
                       ORC T4 was assigned ventilation group with the objective of vertical
                       ventilation. ORC E4 arrived onscene shortly after T4 and was assigned
                       interior. A primary search was completed and the man door to the garage
                       was confirmed closed. There was no signs of smoke or fire within the



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                       interior. An 1 ¾? preconnected hose line was deployed to the exterior man
                       door access of the garage on the B side by E4 and M4. Heavy smoke was
                       encountered within the garage with moderate heat. The fire was located in
                       the A/B corner of the garage and quickly knocked down. Interior
                       coordinated with ventilation group and, although roof tiles were removed
                       to gain access to the decking, no ventilation hole was place in the roof.
                       NPB E67 was assigned to protect the B-side exposure due to the potential
                       for a tree to extend the fire. The fire was held from the tree and no
                       extension to the adjacent resident occurred. ORC E28 was assigned RIC.
                       NPB B6 was assigned safety and NPB T63 was assigned to assist with
                       salvage operations. At 0324 hours, B5 announced that a primary and
                       secondary all clear were competed and that the fire was knocked down.
                       Overhaul was conducted by E4, E28 and T4 and fire was confirmed out.

                       Fire Protection Systems
                       There was one battery-operated smoke alarm present in the hallway to the
                       bedrooms of the residence that did not activate per the homeowner likely
                       due to not enough smoke entering the interior. It was tested and found to
                       be operational. The homeowner was advised of recommended smoke
                       alarm placement and maintenance. No other fire protection systems were
                       present.

                       Witness Statements
                       T4 did not conduct any witness investigations or have any initial contact
                       with witnesses. ORC I6 arrived onscene at 0331 hours and conducted the
Narrative              investigation.

                       Origin and Cause
                       The investigation was conducted by ORC I6. Refer to the fire investigator?
                       s report for more information.

                       Damage
                       The damage was estimated at $20,000 loss to the structure and $5,000 for
                       the contents.

                       Civilian/Firefighter Injury
                       One firefighter was transported to the hospital due




                       Additional information
                       An electric vehicle was present in the garage. It's electrical charging cord
                       was powered at time of fire and connected to a junction box in the area of
                       origin.

                       2013 Tesla Model S
                       CA 7BTF762
                       VIN 5YJSA1CN5DFP15768

                       Mike Sheehan



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                         Fire Captain
                         T4-B



Personnel on Unit T4
Unit Member              3851 SHEEHAN MICHAEL
HazMat Exposure          Yes
Unit Member              5278 HENRY ANDREW R
HazMat Exposure          Yes
Unit Member              3024 LAMBETH STACY
HazMat Exposure          Yes
Unit Member              4610 TRUONG DALAT
HazMat Exposure          Yes

                                        Fire: 2013-0101484-000
Property & Ignition
Number of Units          1
Number of Buildings      1
Number of Acres          0
Cause of Ignition        2 - Unintentional/Accidental
Area of Origin           47 - Vehicle storage area; garage, carport
Heat Source              13 - Electrical arcing
Item First Ignited       81 - Electrical wire, cable insulation
Type of Material First
                         41 - Plastic
Ignited
Factor Contributing to
                         30 - Electrical failure, malfunction, other
Ignition
Equipment Involved in Ignition
Type                     263 - Extension cord
Portability              1 - Portable
Power                    11 - Electrical line voltage (> 50 volts)
Fire Suppression Factors
Factor                   NNN - None
Human Factors Contributing to Ignition
Asleep                   No
Possible impaired by
                         No
alcohol or drugs
Unattended Person        No



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Possibly mentally
                        No
disabled
Possibly physically
                        No
disabled
Multiple persons
                        No
Involved
Age was factor          No

                                    Building: 2013-0101484-000
Description & Damage
Structure Type          1 - Enclosed building
Building Status         2 - In normal use, briefly unoccupied/closed at time of incident
Fire Spread             2 - Confined to room of origin
Item Contributing Most
                       17 - Structural member or framing
to Flame Spread
Type of Material
Contributing Most to    63 - Sawn wood, including all finished lumber
Flame Spread
Story of Fire Origin    1
Stories at or Above
                        1
Grade
Stories at or Below
                        0
Grade
Square Footage of Main
                       1600
Floor
Detectors
Detectors Present       Yes
Type                    1 - Smoke
Power Supply            1 - Battery only
Operation               1 - Fire too small to activate detector
Automatic Extinguishment System
System Present          No
Building Information
Roof Covering           1 - Tile (Clay, cement, slate, etc.)
Building Code Type      R3 - Single family residence, or duplex only
Chimney/Fireplace
Chimney or fireplace
                        0
involved




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                               Fire Service Casualty: 2013-0101484-000
Fire Service Casualty Information
Name                     TRUONG DALAT
Age
Date of Birth
Date and Time of Injury 11/15/2013 03:02:26
Usual Assignment         1 - Fire suppression, included are HazMat, rescue, IC
Severity
Primary Symptom
Activity at Time of
                         45 - Overhaul
Injury
Cause of Injury
Where Injury Occurred    6 - At scene, outside structure
Occurred Outside
                         Yes
Structure
Taken To                 1 - Hospital

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