Friday, January 27, 2012

House Fire on South 86th Street

Incident Date: 1/27/12
Issuing Officer: Joe Meinecke
Incident Location: 1050 S. 86th Street
Incident Type: Residential Structure Fire

Narrative:  At 1:49 a.m seven companies of Tacoma and Central Pierce Fire & Rescue firefighters were dispatched to a reported residential house fire.

The first arriving company found about 50% of the front and carport side of the approximately 950 square foot single story residence engulfed in flames. Operationally, crews attacked the fire with handlines, conducted ventilation of the toxic smoke and completed search and rescue to assure no one was in the house.  All 5 of the homes occupants were able to escape safely and there were no injuries to report. 

Fire investigators believe the cause of the fire appears suspicious and are referring the case to Tacoma Police Department for further investigation.  The fire caused an estimated $65,000 dollars damage to the building and contents.

UPDATE: Preliminary investigation suggested this fire was possibly suspicious in nature, however, upon further investigation this morning, fire investigators now believe that the fire cause is undetermined.