Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Electrical Wiring Ignites House Fire on N. 25th Street

Incident Date: 1/8/13
Issuing  Officer: Joe Meinecke
Incident Location: 4010 N 25th Street
Incident Type: House Fire

Narrative:  At 7:49 am Tacoma firefighters responded to a reported house fire less than two blocks from Station 13.  The first fire engine and battalion chief, traveling from Station 9, arrived at the scene at 7:53 and reported that smoke and flames were showing from the one-story residence.  Ladder 3, also traveling from Station 9, arrived at 7:54.  Crews entered the house and attacked the fire, confining it to the room of origin.  The crew from the newly established Squad 13 searched the interior of house.  Two occupants were home at the time of the fire and escaped without harm, and there were no injuries to report.

The cause of the fire was a failure of the homes knob and tube electrical wiring, resulting in an estimated $15,000 damage to the building and its contents.

The house fire occurred within the first hour of the Tacoma Fire Department’s new modified deployment model, which was adopted as part of the City's 2013-14 biennium budget.