Monday, January 7, 2013

Fire in Cabinet Manufacturing Facility

Incident Date: 1/7/13
Issuing Officer: BC Ray Manglona and Joe Meinecke
Incident Location: 1815 East "D" Street
Incident Type: Commercial Structure Fire

Narrative: At 3:10 p.m., Tacoma Firefighters responded to a reported commercial structure fire in a cabinet manufacturing business.

Crews arrived to find fire coming from a large section of ductwork for the buildings dust collection system.  Crews isolated the area of fire in the conveyance ducts using thermal imaging cameras, took sections apart, and used Class A Foam to extinguish the fire in the ducts and the systems hopper area.

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

UPDATE:  The cause of the fire was embers from a bandsaw that ignited the wood products in the ducts and hopper, resulting in an estimated $35,000 dollars damage to the building and its contents.