Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Commercial Stucture Fire - South Tacoma Way

Incident Date: August 22, 2010
Issuing Officer: Joe Meinecke
Incident Location: 7231 S. Tacoma Way
Incident Type: Commercial Structure Fire

Narrative: At 3:15 p.m. 10 companies of Tacoma and Central Pierce Fire and Rescue Firefighters, 5 engines, 2 ladders, 2 medic units and command staff responded to a reported commercial structure fire.

First arriving companies found heavy dark smoke coming from the vents and roof area of the 3,200 sq ft unoccupied commercial business. Firefighters forced entry into the building and used hand lines and vertical ventilation techniques to extinguish the blaze. A thermal imaging camera was used to check for any “hot spots” to assure the fire was extinguished in the attic area.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation and there were no injuries to report.