Monday, December 30, 2013

Unattended cooking causes Eastside apartment fire

Incident Date: 12/29/13  
Issuing Officer: Joe Meinecke 
Incident Location: 2076 E. 56th St.
Incident Type: Apartment Fire

Narrative: At 3:21 pm, Firefighters from stations 2,8,9,10,11,12,17 responded to a reported apartment fire.

The first arriving company found heavy smoke and flames showing from a ground floor apartment of the approximately 4,000 square foot four-plex. Crews attacked the fire with handlines and searched the apartment of origin and unit above to confirm no one was trapped in the building. All occupants were able to escape safely and their were no injuries to report. 

The cause of the fire was unattended cooking resulting in an estimated $38,800 dollars damage to the apartment of origin and $8,000 to the second floor unit directly above.

Relocation assistance was requested from the Red Cross for two families displaced in the blaze.