Thursday, February 7, 2013

Crews respond to four fires overnight

Time: 4:51 p.m.
Response: Station 1,2,8,11,12
Damage Estimate: $19,400
Narrative A laser cutter used to cut plastic malfunctioned and caught fire in the shop building at Fife High School. Crews arrived to find the automatic sprinkler system had activated, containing the fire to area of origin and mitigating what could have been a significant loss fire. There were no injuries to report.

Time: 6:31 p.m.
Response: Station 1,2,3,4,8,12
Damage Estimate: $62,900
Narrative Firefighters responded to a reported kitchen fire and the first arriving crews found smoke showing from the front door of the one story 1,800 square foot residence. Operationally, firefighters attacked the fire, ventilated the building, and completed search and rescue. The cause of the fire was the accidental ignition of a plastic container left on the stove burner.  The fire displaced two occupants, and resulted in an estimated $62,900 dollars damage to the building and its contents.

Time: 9:50 p.m.
Response: Station 1,2,8,10,11,15,17
Damage Estimate: $23,600
Narrative:  Firefighters responded to a reported residential fire. Crews arrived to find a fire in the basement of the two story 1,300 square foot residence. An aggressive interior attack contained the fire before it spread to the upper floors. The cause of the fire is undetermined, but thought to be accidental.  

Date: 1/7/13
Time: 2:00 a.m. 
Address: 521 N. Yakima Ave 
Response: Station 1,2,4,9,13,17
Damage Estimate: $15,000
Narrative: Failed electrical wiring sparked a wall fire that extended up the interior of a second story wall. Crews used thermal imaging cameras to identify the "hidden" hot spots inside of the wall, and worked quickly to stop the fire from spreading to the attic and roof of the 8,000 square foot historic property.   

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