Fire Department Incident Reports April 15, 2013

Sunday, April 14

At 11:18 am on Sunday, April 14, the Lamar Fire Department was dispatched to 1106 Parkview Avenue in Lamar for an unintentional smoke detector activation.  Upon arrival, fire personnel were unable to see any indication of a fire and after investigating found that burned food had caused the alarm activation.  The alarm system was restored to a ready state.

At 3:36 pm on Sunday, April 14, the Lamar Fire Department was dispatched to 609 E. Maple Street in Lamar.  Upon arrival, no fire was visible but the home was evacuated and searched.  Evidence of a fire was found at the dryer in the laundry room of the residence.  The occupant had extinguished the fire prior to the arrival of fire personnel.  It was determined that clothes had fallen behind the dryer on the vent hose with ignited due to prolonged contact with the hot ventilation hose.  Power to the dryer was secured and the meter pulled from the outside of the house.  Through investigation of the area, it was found that the 220 outlet for the dryer was improperly installed and the occupant was advised to repair the outlet before turning the power back on.  The smoke in the residence was ventilated and total damage to the residence was less than $500.

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