Monday, December 30, 2013

Electrical short sparks house fire on S. Cushman Street

Incident Date: 12/29/13
Issuing Officer: Joe Meinecke
Incident Location: 2542 S. Cushman St.
Incident Type: Residential House Fire

Narrative:  At 5:39 pm, Firefighters from stations 1,2,4,9,12,13 and 17 responded to a reported house fire. 

The first arriving company found smoke showing from the first floor of the approximately 2,200 square foot two-story house. Crews made a quick interior attack and knocked the fire down that had started in the living room area. One occupant was able to escape without harm and there were no injuries to report. 

The cause of the fire was an electrical short in the wiring for a floor lamp resulting in an estimated $40,000 damage to the building and its contents.

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