Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Accidental kitchen fire displaces one occupant on S."M" Street

Incident Date:  7/23/13
Issuing Officer: Joe Meinecke
Incident Location: 5416 S. "M" St.
Incident Type:  Apartment Fire

Narrative:  At 2:07 p.m. firefighters from station 1,2,4,7,8,10, and 11 responded to a reported apartment fire.

The first arriving engine company found smoke showing from an apartment on the second floor of the 12,672 square foot two-story building.

Crews attacked the fire with handlines, completed a search to confirm no one was inside the apartment and ventilated the smoke. One occupant was evaluated and released by paramedics at the scene. The Red Cross was called to provide relocation assistance to one adult and three cats displaced by the fire.

The cause of the fire was the accidental ignition of combustibles on a stove-top burner. The fire resulted in and estimated $6,500 dollars damage to the apartment and its contents.

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