Thursday, May 16, 2013

Fire Incidents for May 15, 2013

Time:  7:37 a.m.
Address:  776 Commerce St.
Response:  Station 1,2,4
Damage Estimate:  none
Narrative:  Unattended cooking caused food to burn in the oven and fill the apartment with smoke. Crews ventilated the apartment and confirmed there was no fire extension.

Time:  1:19 p.m.
Address:  1123 Port of Tacoma Road
Response:  Station 1,2,4,12
Damage Estimate:  undetermined
Narrative:  Firefighters responded to a reported acetylene tank fire. The first arriving engine company found a mobile welding cart tank being operated outdoors had caught fire. Crews applied water to cool an oxygen tank that was also mounted to the cart, established a safety explosion perimeter, and hazardous materials technicians monitored the air for vapor hazards. Once the scene was secure, and entry team closed the valve on the tank and confirmed it was not leaking. The fire appeared to start from a faulty regulator on the acetylene tank.

Time:  5:22 p.m.
Address:  3416 E. “K” St.
Response:  Station 1,2,9,11,15
Damage Estimate:  $1,137
Narrative:  Firefighters responded to a reported kitchen fire. The first arriving engine company found smoke showing from the front door of the single story house. Upon further investigation, crews determined that frying pans left inside the oven caught fire when it was heating up, causing smoke to fill the residence. The fire was contained to the oven.