California Men’s Colony firefighters assist in house fire

Firefighter sprays water into a house fire.
California Men's Colony firefighters assisted with a structure fire in Morro Bay.

Shortly before 7 a.m. on September 22, California Men’s Colony (CMC) incarcerated firefighters of CMC Fire Station 1 responded to a residential structure fire in Morro Bay. They were overseen by Fire Captain H. Powell.

The fire, which was reported at 6:34 a.m., broke out in a two-story single family home nearly 12 miles from the institution.

The Morro Bay Fire Department, Cal-Fire of San Luis Obispo and other firefighters also responded.

While there were no injuries reported, the residents of the home and two occupants of a nearby home were displaced as a result of fire, smoke and water damage.

The California Men’s Colony firefighters provide mutual aid to neighboring agencies and townships anytime the call goes out for assistance. The institution’s firefighters, captains and the chief stay ready and well-trained for these types of events, and are eager to help those in need.

Just as it is written on the side of CMC Fire Engine 5191, the CMC Fire Department is “Proudly serving San Luis Obispo County” each day.

Submitted by Lieutenant John Hill

A fire engine in front of California Men's Colony Fire Station.
CMC Fire Engine 5191.

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