Friday, October 19, 2012

Fire Heavily Damages House On N. 24th Street

Incident Date: 10/19/12
Issuing Officer: DC Faith Mueller & Joe Meinecke
Incident Location: 3714 N. 24th Street
Incident Type: House Fire

Narrative: At 3:02 a.m. Tacoma Firefighters responded to a reported residential structure fire.

The first arriving engine company found heavy flames and smoke showing from first and second floors of the 1 ½ story 1,862 square foot single family residence. Firefighters made an initial interior attack, however, had to transition to a defensive strategy as the roof of the structure threatened to collapse. Firefighters concentrated their efforts on protecting adjacent houses exposed to the fire, and dousing the blaze from the exterior with hand lines and above from a Ladder Company.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation and there were no injuries to report.