Monday, January 3, 2011

Alder Street House Fire

Incident Date: 1/3/2011
Issuing Officer: Dan Crotty
Incident Location: 1518 S Alder St.
Incident Type: Residential Structure Fire

Narrative: At 6:15 p.m. 9 companies of Tacoma Firefighters (4 engines, 1 Ladder, 1 Medic Unit, 1 Safety Unit and 2 Command Units) responded to a reported residential structure fire.

First arriving companies found a single story residence with heavy smoke and fire showing from the attached garage.  The first arriving engine crew attacked the fire with hand lines, while other companies conducted primary search and rescue, additional hand lines and ventilation.  The occupant’s dog was located safely and removed from the smoke filled home by the Medic Unit conducting search and rescue operations.  

Firefighters were able to keep most of the fire from spreading from the garage to the living area.  However, the four occupants of the home were forced to relocate due to smoke damage.

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