Sunday, January 3, 2010

2-Alarm Early Morning Structure Fire

Incident Date: 1/3/10
Issuing Officer: Joe Meinecke 253.255.3260
Incident Type: Residential Structure Fire
Incident Location: 7202 S. Lawrence Street
Fire Cause: Undetermined
Damage Estimates: Undetermined
Injuries/Fatalities: 1 Fatality

Narrative: At 3:23 a.m. Sunday January 3, 2010 eleven companies of Tacoma Firefighters – 7 Engines, 2 Ladders, 2 Medic Units and Command staff responded to a reported residential structure fire at 7202 S. Lawrence St.

First arriving companies found a fully involved 5th wheel recreational vehicle with fire extending into the primary residence. Crews attacked both the fire in the trailer and the fire that had spread into the attic of the house. Primary search and rescue revealed that there were two occupants in the house. One patient was transported to a local area hospital and one was deceased upon our arrival. Currently, a death investigation is being conducted by Tacoma Police Department and a fire investigation into the cause and origin of the fire will begin at the conclusion of the death investigation.