Saturday, January 13, 2007

Fire Press Release

Hey, Friday January 12th there was a house fire.
It came in at 2307. The address was 2011 N. Howard.
It was confined to the front of the living room.
It probably only took 5-15 gallons of water to put out.
The folks living there were able to get out OK.
A lot of firefighters were there, and many trucks, as well.
The reason the fire started is under investigation.
Firefighters who first arrived saw a front window filled with many flames and much smoke.
I don't know what the damage estimate was, nor how many people were displaced.

There was no SFD administration press release for this, as of 1452 on 13 January. I know some of you readers are keeping track of fires in the city, so here you go.

If you work on a fire that doesn't get reported on this blog, let me know the specifics and I'll get it on here.

The BCs have been doing a great job and a great service giving us these releases through Chief Schaeffer's office. So, this is probably a technical glitch. When I get the real deal, I will replace this posting with it.


Friday, January 12, 2007

Fire Press Release

ISSUING OFFICER: Ken Kirsch Battalion Chief
INCIDENT TYPE: Structure Fire
CITY: Spokane

NARRATIVE: On 01/11/07 at approximately 2349 hrs units of the City of Spokane Fire Department responded to 118 S Napa upon report of a structure fire. First arriving units found a one story, wood-frame, single family residence with a small amount of fire burning on the exterior. Crews advanced pre-connected hose-lines to the residence to extinguish the fire, while at the same time other fire department crews were assigned to both the roof and interior of the structure to check for fire extension. Firefighters found that the fire had extended to both the walls and the attic of the structure. After extensive overhaul of those areas the fire was extinguished. The fire was out within approximately 30 minutes with firefighters remaining on scene another hour and a half to overhaul the structure.

A total of 28 firefighters on 11 trucks fought this blaze. No injuries were reported to either firefighters or civilians.

PROBABLE CAUSE: The investigation into the cause of the fire will continue later today. The fire is considered suspicious at this time. A final determination of the fire cause will not be made until the investigation is completed most likely in the next few days.
DAMAGE EXTENT: Damage to the structure included fire damage to the west end of the residence and to the attic area. Smoke damage was evident throughout the structure. The Red Cross was requested to the scene to assist the tenants as they could not stay inhabit the residence after the fire.
MUTUAL AID: None Given

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Credit Union Annual Meeting - January 27th!

The annual meeting is January 27th, 2007 at the Red Lion - Inn at the Park. Cocktail hour is 6:00 pm with dinner around 7:15-7:30. After the retirement presentations there will be live music and dancing with "Hot Rod Deluxe".

Tickets are on sale now at the credit union. $15 Members and $25 for guests.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Fire Press Release

ISSUING OFFICER: Battalion Chief Dan Brown
INCIDENT TYPE: Structure Fire
INCIDENT ADDRESS: 1225 north Cochran
CITY: Spokane
ZIP: 99205

NARRATIVE: On the morning of January 10, 2007 the City of Spokane Fire Department responded to 1225 North Cochran to a reported church fire with flames showing. Engine 3 was first to arrive on scene and reported light smoke showing. Further investigation showed that the fire was on the outside of the building and was quickly extinguished. Forcible entry was made. The Church was filled with smoke. All floors were checked from the attic to the basement and there were no extensions to the interior and no one found inside. Overhaul and extinguishment took about one hour. No injuries reported. Six fire apparatus and two command vehicles responded for a total of twenty two firefighters. This fire is under investigation.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Underinvestigation
DAMAGE EXTENT: Outside of building and overhaul interior.
DOLLAR LOSS: 3000.00
MUTUAL AID: None Given

Monday, January 08, 2007

Q6 Footage of this morning's fire.

They happened to be there and set up to film the fire attack from the beginning.

Fire Press Release

ISSUING OFFICER: Mike Inman Battalion Chief
INCIDENT TYPE: Structure Fire
CITY: Spokane
ZIP: 99201

NARRATIVE: At 7:04 am on Monday January 8, 2007 the Spokane Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at 1702 W. Dean in Spokane Washington. Engine 3 was the first fire apparatus on scene and reported a large volume of fire coming out of the back of the unoccupied two story structure that was a remodeled house. Along with the fire attack crews did a search of the entire building and found nobody inside. Other crews assisted by ventilating the smoke and heat out of the building during the fire attack. A quick knock down of the fire was accomplished with no injuries reported for civilians or Firefighters. The fire was confined to the kitchen and another small room in the back of the building. There was heat and smoke damage to most of the 1st floor and smoke damage to the second floor. The fire is under investigation by the Fire Department investigators.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Under investigation
DAMAGE EXTENT: Extensive damage to the kitchen, another room with heat and smoke damage throughout the 1st floor. Smoke damage to the 2nd floor.
MUTUAL AID: None Given

Election results

Borg 158
Phillips 113