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Residents Extinguish Fire After Hearing Loud Boom

Two men in Partridge Knolls handle small blaze in Partridge Knolls. Do you know where your fire extinguisher is?

BOOM! The sound heard regularly around Novato — and reported frequently in Novato Patch's police log — was heard 9 p.m. Saturday night in the Partridge Knolls Tot Lot. This time the boom was accompanied by fire.

In this close-knit Partridge Knolls' community on Novato's north side, residents quickly jumped into action. Julian Stone ran into his house after hearing one of the neighbors yell "Fire!" Julian and his friend Doug Singler sprinted to the park clutching fire extinguishers.

Julian emptied the contents of the first fire extinguisher and put out the fire quickly. Thanks to his efforts, the fire was limited to a small area.

Firefighters responded and the police quickly followed. They combed the area for evidence, hopeful to stop the mysterious, loud booming noises throughout Novato.

Think about these questions:

  • Are you prepared for a fire?
  • Do you know your neighbors?
  • In the event of an emergency, will they spring into action?
  • Do you own a fire extinguisher? If so, do you know how to operate it?
  • Do your family members know where the fire extinguisher is located?
Sylvia Barry December 04, 2011 at 11:09 PM
Yes, first right would be Leese Lane. Thanks for your reply!
Denise Scoles Olson December 05, 2011 at 12:14 AM
The loud booms usually happen early in the morning around 3 a.m. and they are really loud. I can hear them really well and I am off of South Novato and Diablo.
Anthony Blair December 05, 2011 at 06:37 AM
I have never heard this. So it happened more than once? Does anyone know exactly what it is doing this? I'm confused.
Sue McQuinn December 05, 2011 at 03:23 PM
There have been lively discussions regarding loud booms, mostly in N. Novato. If you search "boom" on Novato Patch you can see residents started reporting these incidents on Patch 12/12/10 and reports continue throughout the year. Don't know if any fires have been associated with the other incidents. Anyone know? http://novato.patch.com/articles/source-of-loud-boom-continues-to-be-mysterious
Anthony Blair December 05, 2011 at 05:19 PM
Thank you for explaining Sue.

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