North battalion attic fire

Brian Schaeffer, Assistant Chief, 509.625.7002

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 11:09 a.m.

Narrative: On Thursday September 26, 2013 at 11:09 AM, 7 companies of Firefighters, 3 Engines, 1 Senior Ladder, 1 Heavy Rescue and 1 Alternate Response Unit, under the direction of Battalion Chiefs Donahoe and Moline responded to a reported residential fire at 2415 North Hogan. Engine 2 from the North Foothills Station arrived within 4 minutes and reported all the occupants were out of the two-story home and there was light smoke emitting out of the roof vents. The first arriving Chief then arrived and assigned companies to locate the fire, extinguish, check for extension and prepare to ventilate the roof, if necessary. The fire was soon located in the attic space. The ceiling in one second floor room was pulled, the fire extinguished and the burnt insulation removed. The power to the home has been shut off until a licensed electrician repairs the wiring damaged by the fire. The occupants did not require the services of the Red Cross. No civilians or firefighters were injured as a result of the incident.

Cause: The Special Investigation Unit has determined the cause of the fire to be electrical in nature.

Damage: Fire damage was confined to the 2nd floor ceiling, wiring, and attic space along with light smoke damage to the 2nd floor. There was no damage to the rest of the home.

# Firefighters Responding: 19

Dollar Loss: $10,000

Other Agencies Responding: N/A