Monday, July 27, 2009

2 Alarm Fire - Media Release

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Incident Date: 7/27/09
Issuing Officer: Joe Meinecke
Incident Type: Structure Fire
Incident Location: 1602 S. G. St. Tacoma, WA

Narrative: At 1:03 p.m. Monday July 27th, Tacoma Fire Department (TFD) responded to a structure fire at 1602 S. “G” Street – Hillside Grocery & Apartment, an approximately 3,484 sq ft 2-story wood framed mixed use building. The initial arriving companies found fire showing from the first floor of the structure and initiated an interior fire attack and search and rescue. Shortly after the initial interior fire attack, it was determined that the structural integrity of the building was compromised. A second alarm was dispatched and a defensive strategy was utilized.

Approximately 60 firefighters fought the fire and protected the adjacent exposures. Ladders companies used aerial master streams and ground crews with hose lines fought the hot blaze. There are no injuries to report at this time.

Fire type: Structure Fire
Fire Cause: Undetermined
Damages: significant structure damage
Dollar Loss: unknown at this time