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Man rescued as fire destroys garage, contents in northwest Pleasanton

Original post made on Jul 16, 2010

An 86-year-old man escaped harm after the garage of his Pleasanton home caught fire Wednesday afternoon.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, July 15, 2010, 8:57 PM


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Posted by Safe Not Sorry
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 16, 2010 at 1:25 pm

This is a good reminder of why it is important to KEEP YOUR GARAGE DOOR CLOSED - Most are required to be self closing or spring loaded, as a fire control.
But if this had been in Livermore, it would have probably had a fire sprinkler system, and most likely you would never read about it in the paper!

Houses built after Jan 1, 2011 in California will need residential fire sprinklers, too!
Look how many fire fighters it took without a fire sprinkler!

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Posted by Cop a hero
a resident of Foothill Knolls
on Jul 16, 2010 at 1:51 pm

My son says he saw a female Pleasanton police officer go into the burning house, flames shooting out the roof, and bring out the man on her shoulder. He says she is a real hero!!!!!!

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Posted by bitsy
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 27, 2010 at 8:58 pm

I don't recall seeing anything about this in the Times Sounds like the Police Officer be it male or female should get some recognition' Oh and there it goes again some negative comments about Firefighters Oh yeah sprinklers are the be all end all. How fast will you call 911 or will you stand back and watch the sprinklers do their thing??? Get Real