Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fire Engulfs Detached Garage on East 65th Street

Incident Date:  9/23/12
Issuing Officer: BC Jim Scott & Joe Meinecke
Incident Location: 1213 E. 65th Street
Incident Type: Garage Fire

Narrative:  At 7:27 p.m. eight companies of Tacoma Firefighters (five engines, one ladder, one medic company and command staff) responded to a reported structure fire.

The first arriving engine company found a fully involved fire in an approximately 480 square foot detached garage.  In a well coordinated effort, crews attacked the fire that involved the garage and two vehicles with handlines, protected exposure buildings, and safety officers monitored overhead power lines that were impinged upon by the intense flames. 

Crews evaluated one patient at the scene (no transport) and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

UPDATE:  The cause of the fire was smoking materials, resulting in an estimated $33,000 damage to the building and its contents.