Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Car into Building on S. 38th Street

Incident Date: May 31, 2011
Issuing Officer:  Joe Meinecke
Incident Location: 2921 S. 38th Street
Incident Type: MVA

Narrative:  At 10:54 a.m. Tacoma Firefighters were dispatched for a reported car crashed into a building.

Companies arrived to find that the driver of a sedan had "jumped" the curb and crashed through a windowed display wall into a retail sewing and vacuum cleaner business.  Crews secured the scene, safely removed the uninjured driver and assessed the building for damages.  None of the patrons or stores employees were injured in the incident.


Two Injured in House Fire on Puget Sound Avenue

Incident Date: May 30, 2011
Issuing Officer: Jolene Davis
Incident Location:  911 S. Puget Sound Ave
Incident Type: Residential Structure Fire

Narrative:  At 11:52 p.m., Tacoma firefighters responded to a reported residential house fire.

The first arriving engine company found smoke showing from the first floor of the one & one/half story 2,180 square foot house.  Crews extinguished the fire with hand lines and primary search and rescue revealed two occupants were trapped inside the house.  Both occupants were transported to local area hospitals.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

UPDATE:  The fire is considered accidental, and it's cause was a portable heater igniting combustible materials - resulting in $35,000 dollars damage to the building and it's contents.