Sunday, October 2, 2011

Residential Structure Fire 52nd Street N.E.

Incident Date: 10/2/2011
Issuing Officers: Jeff Chandler & Joe Meinecke
Incident Location: 3820 52nd St. N.E.
Incident Type: Residential Fire

Narrative: At 3:22 a.m. ten companies of Tacoma firefighters (six engines, one ladder, two medic companies, and command staff) responded to a reported residential structure fire.

First arriving units found a heavy flames and smoke shooting from the second floor and roof area of the two-story approximately 3,600 square foot house.  Crews battled the well established blaze with hand lines and protected the two neighboring houses from igniting due to the the intensity of the heat.  Additionally, the ignition of the cedar shake roofing materials contributed to the rapid spread of the fire a crossed the roof line.

The two occupants of the home were able to escape safely and there were no injuries to report.  The cause and origin of the fire are currently under investigation.