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Menlo Park house destroyed in three-alarm fire

Original post made on May 16, 2008

A fire that started in a garage destroyed a single-family, two-story house Thursday evening, May 15, at the corner of Chateau Drive and Valparaiso Avenue in Menlo Park. Photos by Dave Boyce/The Almanac.


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Comments (4)

Posted by Harold Schapelhouman, a resident of Menlo Park
on May 16, 2008 at 3:41 pm

To the Menlo Park B-Shift Firefighters - Great Job!

To the Automatic Aid Firefighters from Redwood City, Woodside, Palo Alto and San Carlos Belmont - Thank you for the assistance.

To the homeowners - We're all glad your ok and were not in the house. If there is anything else we can do for you never hesitate to contact me personally.

To the neighbors - Sorry for the disruption and thank you for your hospitality and kind words.

To the City of Menlo Park - We need to work together on adopting a residential sprinkler ordinance for the City. Together I know we can get there!

Harold Schapelhouman, Fire Chief

Menlo Park Fire Protection District


Posted by Crane St. resident, a resident of Menlo Park
on May 16, 2008 at 3:42 pm

To the MP Firefighters, can't thank you enough! I'm so glad you're just around the block, and appreciate all the kind words you always express to interested children.

And thank you for the special care of the poor dog. I hope he pulls through.


Posted by Marie, a resident of Portola Valley
on May 17, 2008 at 10:05 am

I'm so glad you are okay. How is your dog doing? I hope he is doing fine. I couldn't tell from the photo, but did the fire fighters have a special pet oxygen mask to use? If not, maybe some of us could get together and donate one to the fire department.

By the way, the photo of the fire fighter and the dog captured the moment eloquently.


Posted by trudy, a resident of Crescent Park
on May 18, 2008 at 4:08 am

I hope the dog is okay. I was also wondering why no oxygen.


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