Friday, February 15, 2013

Fire Incidents 2/14/13

Time: 5:12 a.m.
Address: 29 St. Helens Ave
Response: Station 1
Damage Estimate: None
Narrative Smoldering planter box fire ignited by improperly discarded cigarette butts. 

: 6:57 a.m. 
Address: S. 58th St and S. Adams St
Response: Station 7
Damage Estimate: Unknown
Narrative Crews extinguished motor vehicle fire (car).

: 5:52 p.m. 

Address: S. 72nd St. and Interstate 5
Response: Station 2,8,9,10
Damage Estimate: $3,000
Narrative Crews extinguished a fire that broke out in the engine compartment of a motor vehicle (car).

: 7:23 p.m. 
Address: 2308 S Sheridan
Response: Station 1,2,9,11,17
Damage Estimate: $13,000
Narrative Firefighters responded to a reported structure fire.  The first arriving engine company found flames and smoke showing from the large detached garage.  Operationally, crews made an initial interior attack, but had to switch to a defensive mode as the building stability was compromised.  Search and rescue revealed that one dog perished in the blaze. The cause of the fire was the re-ignition of ashes from a woodstove improperly discarded in a five gallon plastic bucket.

Time: 9:09 p.m. 
Address: 7231 E. "F" Street 
Response: Station 2,8,9,10,11,15,17
Damage Estimate: $20,000
Narrative Firefighters responded to a reported house fire.  Crews arrived to find a fire in an attic space above the stove area in the kitchen.  The occupants had a cooking oil fire earlier in the evening and thought it was fully extinguished.  They left home for a while, and upon return discovered the house was warm and paint was bubbling on the ceiling and wall adjacent to the kitchen.  A fire investigator determined that the cooking oil fire had ignited framing members in the attic space.  There were no injuries to report.