Wednesday, July 24, 2013

House fire on South 56th Street displaces 4

Incident Date:  7/23/13
Issuing Officer:  Joe Meinecke
Incident Location:  1412 S. 56th St.
Incident Type:  Residential House Fire

Narrative:  At 12:20 p.m. firefighters from stations 2,7,8,10,11, and 15 responded to a reported house fire.

The first arriving company found flames and smoke showing from the second floor of the 1.5 story 1,566 square foot residence. Crews attacked the fire with handlines, completed a search to confirm no one was trapped inside and ventilated the smoke. There were no injuries to report and the Red Cross was requested to provide relocation assistance for two adults and two children displaced in the fire. 

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

UPDATE:  A fire investigator concluded that the fire started in a second floor bedroom and its cause was undetermined. They also found that there were no working smoke alarms in the residence. The fire resulted in an estimated $25,000 damage to the building and its contents.