Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Residential Structure Fire

Incident Date: 4/7/2010
Issuing Officer: Faith Mueller 253-573-2588
Incident Location: 5018 22nd Ave NE Tacoma
Incident Type: Residential Structure Fire

Narrative: At 12:10 p.m. Wednesday April 7, 2010, eight companies of Tacoma and South King Fire and Rescue firefighters, 5 engines, 1 ladder, 1 medic unit and command staff responded to a reported residential structure fire.

First arriving crews found the two story house fully involved, with fire showing from all sides of the house. The instability of the collapsing building lead the command staff to implement a defensive firefighting strategy. A master stream from the ladder company was set up and crews fought the fire from the exterior of the building and protected neighboring structures.

One occupant was injured in the fire and was transported to a local area hospital.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.