Friday, January 25, 2013

Fire Incidents 1/24/13

Time: 1:01 p.m.
Address: 1114 S. 18th St.
Response: Station 1,2,4,11,9
Damage Estimate: $10,180 
Narrative: Unattended cooking resulted in a kitchen fire with smoke damage throughout the house.  No injuries to report.

Time: 2:10 p.m. 
Address: 6630 S. Fife St.
Response: Station 8
Damage Estimate: None
Narrative: Prohibited recreational fire.

: 2:45 p.m. 
Address: 4210 E. "R" St.
Response: Station 15
Damage Estimate: None
Narrative: Prohibited recreational fire.

Time: 7:57 p.m. 
Address: 1616 S. 36th St.
Response: Station 8
Damage Estimate: $250.00
Narrative: An energized electrical surge protector caught fire and burned a small area of carpet.  

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Fire Incidents 1/22/13

Time: 6:15 a.m.
Address: 1601 S. Union Ave
Response: Station 1,2,4,7,8,9,11,12,17 
Damage Estimate: Preliminary estimate is $141,000 to building and its contents.  
Narrative: Two-alarm commercial structure fire in an assembly occupancy with exposure smoke damage and injuries to occupants in an independent living facility. See original post

Time: 3:54 p.m. 
Address: E. 25th St & E Portland Ave
Response: Station 2
Damage Estimate: $3,500
Narrative: Responded to a reported fire in the engine compartment of a motor vehicle (car). The occupants had extinguished the fire and crews disconnected the battery and confirmed it was out.  

: 7:48 p.m. 
Address: 4602 45th ave NE
Response: Station 3
Damage Estimate: None
Narrative: Crews extinguished a smoldering fire in a recycling container.    

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Fire in a building connected to an Independent Living facility sends 12 to area hospitals

Incident Date: 1/22/13
Issuing Officer: Joe Meinecke
Incident Location: 1601 S. Union Street
Incident Type: Commercial Structure Fire

Narrative: At 6:15 a.m. Tacoma Firefighters responded to a reported commercial structure fire at Life Manor.

Crews found heavy flames and smoke showing from a dining room facility next to the independent living building on campus. Crews began an aggressive fire attack, and called a second alarm to bring in additional resources to assist with evacuating the occupants of the 7 story apartment. Heavy smoke had traveled from the building of origin through an enclosed breezeway that connected the two buildings and required the first two floors of the independent living facility to be completely evacuated. Initially, occupants on floors 3-7 sheltered in place, and now that the smoke has been removed, all 144 occupants are being helped from the building. Evacuated residents have currently been moved to one of the facilities gymnasiums where they are being reunited with family members or awaiting relocation to other area facilities.

Twelve occupants were transported to area hospitals as a result of the fire, and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

Update:  Preliminary findings indicate that the fire appears to have been caused by an electrical malfunction in a room adjacent to the dining room.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Fire Incidents January 19 & 20, 2013

Date: 1/19/13
Time: 1:09 p.m.
Address: 100 Schuster Parkway
Response: Station 1
Damage Estimate: None 
Narrative: Crews extinguished a prohibited bonfire at a homeless encampment.

Time: 4:36 p.m.
Address: 5317 McKinley Ave
Response: Station 11
Damage Estimate: None
NarrativeCrews extinguished a dumpster fire.

Time: 10:08 p.m. 
Address: 5218 Galleon Dr. NE
Response: Station 3
Damage Estimate: None           
Narrative: Prohibited fire in burn pit.

Date: 1/20/13
Time: 2:57 a.m. 
Address: 3015 N. Highlands
Response: Station 1,2,3,9,14,16,17
Damage Estimate: None           
Narrative: Unattended cooking resulted in pan catching on fire. 

Date: 1/20/13
Time: 3:15 p.m.
Address: 3613 S 7th Street
Response: Station 1,2,4,9,13,17
Damage Estimate: $3,325           
Narrative: Unattended cooking resulted in a grease fire with extension into the cabinetry above the stove.