Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Early Morning Blaze - Media Release

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Incident Date: 8/5/09
Issuing Officer: Joe Meinecke
Incident Type: Residential Fire
Incident Location: 2508 S. 76th St.

Narrative: At 2:42 a.m. Wednesday August 5th, Tacoma Fire Department (TFD) responded to a reported residential fire at 2508 S. 76th St. The first arriving engine company found a fully involved detached garage fire with extension to a second seperate garage a crossed an alley. Crews controlled the exposure fire and protected the nearby houses initially and then concentrated their efforts on the main garage fire. The storage of numerous automotive parts and flammable liquids contributed to both the intensity and the degree of difficulty in extinguishing the main garage fire.

Approximately 27 firefighters battled the blazes. The fire damaged two garages and several collectible automobiles. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is suspicious in nature and Tacoma Police Department has been called in for further investigation.

Probable Cause: undetermined
Fire Disposition: Suspicious
Damages: Two garages and collectible automobiles
Dollar Loss: unknown at this time