Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Madrona Pointe Apartment Fire displaces eight occupants

Incident Date:  7/1/14
Issuing Officer:  Joe Meinecke
Incident Location: 3202 S. Mason Ave. 
Incident Type:  Apartment Fire

Narrative:  At 4:53 pm, firefighters from stations 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 16 and 17 responded to a reported apartment fire.

The first arriving company found heavy flames and smoke showing from two second floor units of a large three-story apartment building. Crews attacked the fire with handlines, ventilated the roof and searched the structure to confirm know one was trapped inside. There were no injuries to report and crews were also able to rescue a pet dog and cat from the blaze.

The Red Cross was requested for relocation assistance for 6 adults and two children displaced in the fire.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

UPDATE: The cause of the fire appeared to be unattended cooking, resulting in an estimated $270,000 dollars to a total of six apartment units and their contents.