Abandoned house in Half Moon Bay catches fire
An abandoned house at the end of Church Street in Half Moon Bay caught fire late Wednesday afternoon. All three engines from the Half Moon Bay Fire Department responded.
The fire involved two rooms in the one-story structure. The captain on the scene said that because there was no power to the building that "someone was likely to be involved".
Because the building was abandoned, firefighters fought the blaze defensively, knocking down the fire from outside before entering. The interior of the building was hazardous, with rotted floor boards. A stove blocked the front door.
By 6:15pm, the crew was going through the building, looking for hotspots.
Two firefighters, Clary and Moorhase, were in the firehouse for their first day after graduating from the academy when the call came in. To show you the Half Moon Bay Fire Department in action, Coastsider has set up a photo gallery of this fire.