Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Suspicious fire causes heavy damage to office building on East 44th St.

Incident Date:  9/3/14
Issuing Officer:  Joe Meinecke
Incident Location:  1421 E. 44th St
Incident Type:  Commercial Structure Fire

Narrative:  At 7:01 am, firefighters from stations 1, 2, 8, 10 ,11, 12, and 15 responded to a reported commercial structure fire. 

The first arriving company found heavy smoke and flames showing from a single story office building of a rental storage business. Crews attacked the fire with handlines and searched the building to confirm no one was trapped inside.

There were no injuries to report. The fire resulted in an estimated $62,500 damage to the building and it's contents. 

The cause of the fire was determined to be intentionally set, and the incident has been referred to the Tacoma Police Department for further investigation.