Fire Department Incident Reports October 31, 2013

Lamar Fire Trucks (1)

Wednesday, October 23

At 11:43 am on October 23, fire personnel were dispatched to 702 East Oak Street in Lamar on report of a possible structure fire.  Prowers County Dispatch advised fire personnel that the occupants had stated they had heavy smoke in the basement in which there should be no fire load.  Upon arrival at the scene, the found smoke showing on one side of the building.  Fire engines staged around the building while rescue and medical teams arrived on the scene.  Chief Cook called the Lamar Police Department to the scene after the occupant of the building became belligerent in order to prevent the occupant from reentering the residence while the fire remained uncontrolled. Attack crew 1 entered the residence and found a fish tank of fire in the basement.  The fire was successfully controlled and distinguished by 12:00.  Fans provided ventilation for the area and smoke was successfully evacuated from the basement.  During salvage, Captain Burkhart noted that the fish tank had shattered from the heat.

Thursday, October 24

At 5:26 am on October 24, fire personnel were dispatched to a fire alarm at 206 East Cedar in Lamar.  Prowers County Dispatched advised the fire crew that the RP had called and explained that she had burned food on her stove top and had a small kitchen fire but had extinguished the fire by that time.  Upon arrival at the scene, no signs of fire were showing and fire personnel investigated the incident.  Only light smoke was found in the residence and a skillet on the stove top that appeared to have burnt food in it.  The occupant advised that she did not need help ventilating the area.

Friday, October 25

At 5:10 pm on October 25, fire personnel were dispatched to 605 West Oak Street in Lamar on report of a gas leak.  Upon arrival at the scene, fire personnel found a leak at the gas meter.  Atmos Energy was notified and were en route to the location.

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