Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Two-Alarm Residential House Fire

Incident Date: May 18, 2010
Issuing Officer: Tory Green
Incident Location: 1730 S. Ainsworth
Incident Type: Residential Structure Fire

Narrative: At 12:33 p.m. Tuesday May 18, 2010, eleven companies of Tacoma Firefighters, 7 Engines, 2 Ladders, 2 Medic Units and Command Staff responded to a reported residential structure fire.

The first arriving company found fire and smoke showing from the main floor of the two story turn of the century house. Crews battled the blaze with hand lines and initiated search and rescue tactics. A second alarm for additional resources was called as the intensity of the fire resulted in a collapsing roof of the primary structure and significant exposure damage to the adjacent house at 1732 S. Ainsworth.

A passing by off duty firefighter and neighbors assisted in getting all of the occupants out of both of the houses. Two of those occupants were transported to local area hospitals.

The Red Cross is assisting with the displaced families and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.