Thursday, July 24, 2014

House fire on East 35th Street

Incident Date: 7/24/14
Issuing Office: Joe Meinecke
Incident Location:  2017 E. 35th St.
Incident Type: Residential structure fire

Narrative:  At 4:02 pm, firefighters from stations 1, 2, 8, 11, 12, 15, and 17 responded to a reported residential structure fire.

The first arriving unit found heavy flames and smoke showing from the 1 1/2 story approximately 1,140 square foot home. Crews attacked the fire with handlines, vertically ventilated the roof and conducted a search to confirm that no one was trapped inside.

There were no injuries to report and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

UPDATE:  The cause of the fire is undetermined, with unattended candles as a possible ignition source. The fire caused an estimated $125,000 damage to the building and its contents. The fire displaced four occupants.