Friday, April 1, 2011

Injury Apartment Fire on S. 93rd Street

Incident Date: 4/1/2011
Issuing Officer: Joe Meinecke
Incident Location: 1805 S. 93rd Street
Incident Type: Apartment Fire
Injuries: Two

Narrative: at 8:49 a.m. 10 Companies of Tacoma and Central Pierce Fire and Rescue firefighters (five engines, two ladders, two medic companies and command Staff) responded to a reported apartment fire.

First arriving companies found a kitchen fire in the first floor of the 4 unit, 3,648 square foot apartment building. Crews quickly extinguished the fire, preventing it from spreading beyond the apartment unit of origin. The two occupants of the apartment suffered injuries while trying to extinguish the blaze.

Initially, a helicopter was requested and a landing zone established at a local elementary school to transport one of the patients. However, due to poor weather condition, the helicopter was canceled by the airlift company.  Both patients were then transported by TFD.

The cause of the fire was cooking, resulting in estimated $2,500 damage to the building and its contents.