Tuesday, March 25, 2014

BBQ sparks house fire in Southwest Tacoma

Incident Date:  3/25/14
Issuing Officer:  Joe Meinecke
Incident Location:  4402 S. 73 St. Ct. 
Incident Type:  House Fire

Narrative:  At 12:13 pm, firefighters from stations 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, and 17 responded to a reported house fire.

The first arriving company found flames and smoke showing from the side and back of the two-story approximately 1,800 square foot house. Crews attacked the fire with handlines, ventilated the smoke and conducted a search to confirm no one was trapped inside the structure.

Two pet dogs perished in the fire and the Red Cross was requested to provide relocation assistance for the three adults that were displaced.

Fire investigators determined that the cause of the fire was a BBQ on the back porch ignited combustibles resulting in an estimated $71,500 to the building and its contents.