Thursday, October 29, 2009

Residential Structure Fire

Incident Date: 10/29/09
Issuing Officer: Joe Meinecke 253.573.2588
Incident Type: Residential Structure Fire
Incident Location: 2329 South “L” Street
Probable Cause: Curling Iron
Damages: $75,000
Injuries: None

Narrative: At 6:04 a.m. Thursday October 29th 2009, 7 companies of Tacoma Firefighters – 5 Engines, 1 Ladder, and 1 Medic Unit responded to a reported residential structure fire at 2329 South “L” Street. The first arriving units found smoke and flames showing from a second floor bedroom.

Crews attacked the fire with hand lines, conducted primary search and rescue and used a Thermal Imaging Camera to check for fire extension and hot spots once they had the main fire contained. The occupants (2 adults & 4 children) escaped unharmed and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

UPDATE: Fire investigators have determined that the cause of the fire was a curling iron next to combustible materials, resulting in an estimated $75,000 damage to the building and its contents.