Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Brush Fire – Media Release

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Incident Date: 7-22-09
Issuing Officer: Joe Meinecke
Incident Type: Brush Fire
Incident Address: E. 44th St/E “T” ST

Narrative: At 2:51 p.m. July 22nd, 2009 Tacoma Fire Department (TFD) responded to a reported brush fire in the area of E 44th & E “T” street. The initial arriving company found a rapidly growing brush and tree fire and quickly called for a Brush Fire 1-11 (a designation for additional resources) upon initial size-up.

Approximately 30 firefighters from TFD and Central Pierce Fire and Rescue battled the blaze in the heavy brush and timber area east of the Salishan neighborhood. The fire burned approximately 6 to 8 acres at is contained at this time. No structures were exposed to the fire and there are no injuries to report.

Probable Cause: Undetermined at this time.
Damages: Approximately 6-8 acres of grass, brush and trees.
Dollar Loss: Unknown at this time.