Thursday, February 21, 2013

Apartment fire contained to unit of origin

Incident Date: 2/21/13
Issuing Officer: Joe Meinecke
Incident Location: 3005 S. 47th Street
Incident: Type:  Apartment Fire

Narrative:  At 4:29 p.m. firefighters from stations 1,2,7,8,9,11, and 17 responded to a reported apartment fire at the Cedar Court Apartment Complex.

Crews arrived to find heavy smoke showing from a second floor apartment unit.  Firefighters worked quickly to knock down the fire that originated in the kitchen area, ventilated the smoke, and confirmed that no one was inside the unit or adjacent units.  There were no injuries to report.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

Update: The cause of the fire was the accidental ignition of combustibles left on the stove top, resulting in an estimated $18,000 damage to the apartment and its contents.