Saturday, January 8, 2011

Yakima Street Fire

Incident Date:  January 8, 2011
Issuing Officer:  Faith Mueller
Incident Location:  1914 Yakima Avenue
Incident Type:  Residential Structure Fire

Narrative:  At 0256 the call came into TFD's dispatch center reporting a possible structure fire.  The first arriving company (Battalion 2) was onscene at 0259 and reported a 3-story residential structure with light smoke showing from floor 1 and 2 and heavy smoke showing from the roof.  The residence was reported as to be set uphill and well off the road.  The first engine company onscene made access and attacked the seat of the fire on floor 2 with an 1 3/4" preconnect hoseline.  The first ladder company assessed the ventilation needs and performed vertical ventilation on the roof.  Fire was reported to have spread to floor 3 and an additional attack line was initiated to attack the fire on floor 3. 

At 0323 the fire was reported extinguished by the Incident Commander.

The American Red Cross was activated and assisted 12 displaced residents.

One individual was transported to a local area medical facility. 

The fire is currently under investigation from the Tacoma Fire Prevention Bureau.