Friday, July 8, 2011

House Fire on "M" Street

Incident Date: 7/8/11
Issuing Officer: Joe Meinecke
Incident Location: 910 S "M" Street
Incident Type: Residential Structure Fire

Narrative:  At 7:41 a.m seven companies of Tacoma Firefighters (four engines, one ladder, one medic company, and command staff) responded to a reported residential structure fire.

First arriving companies found heavy smoke and flames showing from the upper floor of the 1 1/2 story 2,386 square foot bungalow.  Crews mounted an aggressive interior attack with hand lines, vertically ventilated the building to release heat and smoke from the attic area and conducted primary search and rescue.  Working smoke alarms alerted the occupants to the fire and all escaped without injury.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

UPDATE: The cause of the fire was an overheated lamp, resulting in an estimated $30,000 damage to the building and its contents.